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Matt Cullen

Kings beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3

Kings beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3

The Kings' defense corps grabbed the offensive spotlight Saturday, scoring three goals in a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in an afternoon game played at Staples Center.

Jake Muzzin tied a career mark with three points, on a goal and two assists, and Drew Doughty and Christian Ehrhoff each scored for the Kings, who have won three straight and are 4-0-1 in the last five games.

The Kings (16-8-1) beat Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury four times in 18 shots in the second period, no small feat because Fleury had shut them out twice last season. In addition, before Saturday’s game Fleury had compiled an excellent goals-against average (2.16) and save...