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What we learned this week in the NHL: The Kings are back

What we learned this week in the NHL: The Kings are back

What we learned in the NHL over the last week of play:

The Kings’ slump is over

Remember the 1-6-1 slump that triggered flashbacks to the bad old days of the last few seasons? Neither do the Kings, who have a five-game winning streak and have regained the Pacific Division lead. “I think part of it is we’re getting scoring from up and down our lineup, which I think is key to win in this league,” right wing Dustin Brown said Monday. “We’re getting big goals from so-called third- and fourth-liners. That helps.” It also helps that they’ve given up only six goals in that streak. “We’re not giving up very many scoring chances, which is a staple. When we’re on our...

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