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After Wild Season, Kings Have Chance to Close

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The Kings' journey shouldn't have been so difficult, shouldn't have been a constant struggle to score goals, win at home and stay in the top eight in the preposterously tight Western Conference standings.

But after bouncing between 10th place and third with several stops in between, they're one point from clinching an invitation to the NHL's postseason party. How they got here matters less than the fact they're here and have so many possibilities within their grasp.

"I don't think when we looked at the start of the season that this is the kind of year we thought we were going to have," forward Brad Richardson...

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