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Kings get points only for good effort in 3-1 loss at Boston
Kings get points only for good effort in 3-1 loss at Boston

If the Kings deserved an "A" for effort in a gritty 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday at the TD Garden — and they competed hard and fearlessly against a team whose size, physicality and defensive structure echoes their own — goaltender Jonathan Quick didn't want to hear about it. "Zero points," he said tersely. There are no consolation prizes in Quick's world, an attitude that helped push the Kings to two Stanley Cup championships the last three seasons. He and his teammates will have to recreate that attitude now simply to get back into the top eight in the West, a pack they trailed as the calendar turned to February. Hoping to build...

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