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Kings lose winning touch at home in 2-1 shootout loss to Islanders
Kings lose winning touch at home in 2-1 shootout loss to Islanders

There are no style points to be won in the NHL, but there are consolation points to be banked and lessons to be taken when one point is the reward instead of two. The Kings got a mild wake-up call Thursday at Staples Center but got one point from a 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Islanders, who completed an impressive sweep of the Ducks and the Kings on back-to-back nights. The game got away from the Kings “a little bit,” defenseman Drew Doughty said, and he was right. The Kings, playing their first home game after a 1-3-1 trip, took the lead three minutes and 49 seconds into the game only to have the Islanders match it on a power-play goal before the first period...

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