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Kings' season was one with many twists, turns
Kings' season was one with many twists, turns

On one level, the Kings' playoff run mirrored their performance in the regular season, filled with hot runs and times where they were stone cold. There was a period in November when they played without their starting goaltender and seemingly couldn't lose. There was a time in January when they got him back and seemingly couldn't win. They signaled to the hockey world after the Olympics they were ready to be a factor in the playoffs. On a second level, it was completely different. They were the NHL's top defensive team but among the 16 teams that qualified for the playoffs, they were the lowest-scoring. In the postseason, they turned into an offensive force. ...

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