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Los Angeles Kings trying to stay afloat as they host Anaheim Ducks for first time this season

Los Angeles Kings trying to stay afloat as they host Anaheim Ducks for first time this season

Landing a playoff spot in the Pacific Division might be a little more challenging this season, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said  Monday. 

This was the morning after a lost weekend in which the Kings were shut out twice on the road — by the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks — and Sutter reiterated a point he’d made more than once recently: Given all their injuries and new faces, the Kings’ goal is simply to stay in the hunt.

“The way the division is now — it’s three teams and the wild cards,” Sutter said. “So you’ve got to stay in the race and that’s what we’ll do. It won’t be like a...

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