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What we learned from the Kings' 4-0 loss at Washington

What we learned from the Kings' 4-0 loss at Washington

What we learned about the Kings’ 4-0 loss to the Capitals at Verizon Center: We learned that this season is teetering at the point of no return—as in no return to the playoffs for the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings. It’s a stunning turn of events for a team that figured to have a good chance to repeat, but so much has gone so wrong that the problems are piling up and there’s no resolution in sight. “We were a flat team out there, making mistakes,” defenseman Matt Greene said Tuesday after the Kings meekly yielded to the Capitals and fell to 0-2 on their five-game trip. “We’ve got to figure it out in a hurry or else it’s going to...

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