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Kings' Jeff Carter and Mike Richards get a change of practice partners
Kings' Jeff Carter and Mike Richards get a change of practice partners

One of the supposed byproducts of the Kings acquiring Marian Gaborik was the notion that forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards could resume their partnership, helping shake Richards out of a prolonged slump. It hasn't quite happened. Richards has three goals in 2014 — nine in all this season — and has no points in the last six games since scoring the game-winner at Winnipeg on March 6. In the last five games, Carter has one assist, but he did score in the shootout of Thursday's win against Washington. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter reacted, in part, by having Carter centering youngsters Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli at practice Friday. The more dramatic move was...

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