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Second line continues to power Kings as they beat Panthers, 4-1

Second line continues to power Kings as they beat Panthers, 4-1

What figured to be the Kings' second line has been first-rate since it was assembled a few games into the season. Milan Lucic's north-south style didn't fit with the east-west games of Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik, but Lucic has meshed so well with speedy Jeff Carter and gifted scorer Tyler Toffoli that they've carried the Kings to the top of the Pacific Division.

Carter had a goal and an assist, Lucic scored in the third period and Toffoli had two assists Saturday as the Kings produced a veritable offensive explosion in a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers at Staples Center. The Kings had scored 15 goals in their previous eight home games but got a lift from killing a...

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