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Kings fall, 4-2, to Chicago Blackhawks, ending seven-game win streak

Kings fall, 4-2, to Chicago Blackhawks, ending seven-game win streak

The Kings discussed the principles they'd have to follow Monday against the Chicago Blackhawks, a team they know well from encounters in the Western Conference finals in 2013 and 2014 and from alternating possession of the Stanley Cup with them every June since the Kings triumphed in 2012.

Play a tight defensive game. Avoid turnovers. Ride out the wave of emotion that always lifts the home team at the jampacked United Center. "Getting scored on three times in the third period," center Anze Kopitar said, "is definitely something we did not talk about."

A game that was playoff-like in its tension and high skill level veered off course for the Kings in the...

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