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Kings' Darryl Sutter knows what counts ... and how to count
Kings' Darryl Sutter knows what counts ... and how to count

It’s an eye-catching statistic: The Kings, who allowed the fewest goals in the NHL last season and the second-fewest shots (26.2 per game), ranked 28th in the shots-against rankings through Friday’s games, at an average of 35 per game. That seems like a big leap. But Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said Saturday he wasn't worried about the numbers, saying that the 43 shots taken by St. Louis on Oct. 16 and the 41 taken by Minnesota on Oct. 19 have raised the team’s shots-against average over a small sample. “I think that there’s two or three games there, against Minnesota and St. Louis, great teams that are trying to play like Chicago...

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