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The view from Minnesota

Star Tribune Wild picks up a point but loses 4-3 to Kings in overtime "And, frankly, as good as the Wild has been the past six weeks, Boudreau knows his team must return to defending and checking better immediately. The Wild might be 4-1-1 in its past six games, but it has allowed 22 goals in ... Read More

The view from Detroit

Detroit Free Press Detroit Red Wings play best game in weeks, trump Kings, 4-0 "After registering just two shots on goal in the second period, the Wings looked like a team trying to build on a 3-0 lead as the third period got underway. Jensen made a play at the blue line and Tomas Tatar won a ... Read More

The view from San Jose

Mercury News Sharks stung in overtime by Pearson, Kings "The Sharks, who lost to Los Angeles 3-2 on Saturday, now have a two-point lead in the division after the overtime loss, and are six points up on the fourth place Kings. The top six spots in the division are separated by nine points." ... Read More

The view from San Jose

CSN Bay Area Instant Replay: Sharks come up short, end 2016 with loss in LA "Playing in the second of a back-to-back, the Sharks looked generally sleepy for the first two periods. The Kings, meanwhile, were playing at home for the first time in three weeks, and attacked early." The Mercury ... Read More

The view from Edmonton

Edmonton Journal Edmonton Oilers defeat L.A. Kings 3-1 "They had 2-21-3 record against the Kings since 2010-11, before this win. They got saves from Talbot, Eberle’s first multi-point game since Dec. 3, they rolled four lines, won the face-off battle 34-23, the special teams (1-2 on the power... Read More

The view from Vancouver

Vancouver Sun Iain MacIntyre: Canucks tough enough in win against brawny Kings "Three early L.A. penalties helped fuel momentum for Vancouver, which made it 2-0 23 seconds into the second period when Henrik Sedin deflected in Troy Stecher’s tumbling point shot. The best Canuck after that was g... Read More

The view from Nashville

The Tennessean Predators blanked by Kings in last game before Christmas "In recent one-goal games against New York and Philadelphia, the Predators were the better team in the latter stages of those games, but were unable to do that again Thursday." SB Nation - On the Forecheck Nashville ... Read More

The view from Columbus

The Columbus Dispatch Blue Jackets 3, Kings 2 | Winning streak hits 10 with shootout victory "The Blue Jackets needed a brilliant 44-save performance from backup goalie Curtis McElhinney, a gritty two-goal effort from Cam Atkinson and a clutch penalty kill in the final two minutes of the third... Read More

The view from Boston

The Boston Globe Bruins do just enough to beat Kings "The Kings make their hay as a heavy team, broad shouldered and fit for banging, but on Sunday afternoon, 3,000 miles east of the Staples Center, the tired Crowns served up only LA Lite." The Boston Herald Tuukka Rask, Bruins stifle Ki... Read More