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Kings collapse late in 4-3 overtime loss to Flames
Kings collapse late in 4-3 overtime loss to Flames

Frustrating and fascinating … often in the same game. Yes, that might be the best way to describe the Kings after the first 35 games of this season, heading into their short Christmas break. Exhibit A was unfurled Monday night at Staples Center. They skated into the mini-vacation on a muted note, having blown a three-goal lead and losing, 4-3, in overtime to the Calgary Flames. For the Flames, it was their first victory in nine games. Flames defenseman Mark Giordano, a Norris Trophy candidate, scored at 4:07 of overtime, going hard to the net and celebrating the comeback win. He leads all NHL defensemen with 10 goals and 34 points. The stunned Kings were less than a minute...

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