February 13, 2012 8:20 am

The Key Three: Feb. 12

The Kings’ season-long six-game road trip didn’t go exactly as they had hoped — the Kings earned five points out of a possible 12, with a 2-3-1 record — but they did win the game that was arguably the most important. If Dallas had won last night’s game in regulation, they would have pulled within two points of the Kings, and the Kings would have been in danger of falling out of the top eight in the Western Conference in the next few days. To be certain, the Kings didn’t play a beautiful game, but beauty wasn’t exactly expected at the end of an 11-day road trip and in the second game of a back-to-back set. The Kings got the first goal and a power-play goal, and that’s usually a formula for success. They had to rally after the Stars tied the game in the third period, but they did it, as Jordan Nolan’s first NHL goal was the game-winner. The Kings finished the season series against the Stars with a 3-1-2 record. What was the key aspect of the Kings’ 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars? I present three options at the link below, and you can vote for your choice…

The Key Three: Feb. 12

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