Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Kings Get Past Penguins

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Kings Get Past Penguins

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LOS ANGELES * Defenseman Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists during the Kings' four-goal second period and Los Angeles held off the Penguins 5-3 Saturday for its third consecutive victory.

Defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Drew Doughty also scored for the first-place Kings, while Milan Lucic scored twice in their fifth straight home win.

Los Angeles had just eight goals from its defensemen in its first 24 games, but the Kings added three more while Muzzin matched his career high in points. Already one of the NHL's top defensive teams, the Kings got three goals from defensemen in a game for the first time since 2007, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

"I think we don't get much respect in those terms," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "Everybody just talks about Drew, and it just goes down from there. …

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