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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

The view from Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Penguins' win streak ends with OT loss to Kings "The NHL's hottest offense finally found a humbling moment this month, as the Penguins failed to beat Los Angeles goaltender Peter Budaj and witnessed the end of their win streak, which included 39 goals scored." Pitt... Read More

The view from Detroit Red Wings defend effort following latest loss "Following their 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings at Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings have scored just three goals in their past four games. They are 1 for 24 on the power play in December. They are winless in four at home (0-3-1), where t... Read More

The view from Buffalo

The Buffalo News Mike Harrington: A massive win for Lehner "After posting a 1-6-3 record in his last 10 decisions -- and earning only one victory at home all season -- Lehner had to find a way to get a win. Any way." John Vogl: Make no mistake, goals allow Sabres to overcome miscues "Sco... Read More

The view from Ottawa

Ottawa Sun Ottawa Senators drop matinee against Los Angeles Kings "...the Senators buried themselves early, allowing a pair of power-play goals after Borowiecki received a five-minute boarding penalty for hitting former 67’s star Tyler Toffoli into the boards from behind." TSN Lewis stro... Read More

The view from Montreal

Montreal Gazette Canadiens depose Kings in freewheeling game decided in shootout "The Canadiens are 2-2 on their current five-game road trip. The win allowed the Canadiens to regain the top spot in the NHL with 36 points. They are a point ahead of Chicago and the New York Rangers and have a ga... Read More

The view from Arizona

Arizona Sports Familiar issues cost Coyotes in loss to Kings "The Coyotes wasted some good special teams play, too, in a game that featured 11 power plays. Arizona’s power play went 2 for 6 with Martin Hanzal scoring both goals. The penalty killing unit held Los Angeles scoreless, but the King... Read More

The view from San Jose

The Mercury News Couture's three-point night leads Sharks past Kings 4-1 "Jones, making a start on back-to-back nights for the first time this season, had 26 saves to improve to 6-0 against his former team in games in Los Angeles as a member of the Sharks. Overall, including the playoffs, the ... Read More

The view from Chicago

Chicago Tribune Blackhawks' circus trip ends with 2-1 overtime loss to Kings "Patrick Kane got his second goal in as many games when he re-directed a shot from Duncan Keith past Kings goaltender Peter Budaj for a 1-0 lead. But that would be all the scoring the Hawks would get." CSN Chicago ... Read More

The view from New York

MSG Network Butch Goring Video Analysis: Halak solid, despite loss to Kings Newsday Islanders give up messy late goals in loss to Kings "There are fewer and fewer answers inside the Isles locker room anymore and more glassy-eyed looks after games like Wednesday’s, where the team pla... Read More

The View from New Jersey Devils' Cory Schneider: Need to be 'one save better' "While Schneider and coach John Hynes weren't displeased with his performance, the goalie knows that stopping even just one more shot makes a huge difference, with both games coming down to one goal late." Kyle Palmieri, Adam Henri... Read More

The view from Edmonton

Edmonton Sun Oilers can't stop depleted L.A. team from dominating "Alas, they couldn’t beat backup Peter Budaj in the L.A. net and didn’t have any answer for the rest of the Kings, especially L.A.’s No. 2 centre Jeff Carter, as they fell 4-2 and have now been outscored 42-15 since Nikolai Khab... Read More