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With a three games to none series lead over the St. Louis Blues in their second round series, the Los Angeles Kings are now 7-1 in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. By virtue of their responses and cutthroat instinct that were on display in a 4-2 win Thursday night at Staples Center, their confidence and command of the play against some of the NHL's elite is reminiscent of some of the Los Angeles Lakers' signature performances during the more dynastic moments of the previous decade. While there's still plenty of hockey to be played both in this series and throughout the remainder of the playoffs, the Kings aren't extraordinarily far off from the level of play demonstrated by the 2001 Lakers team that surged to a 15-1 record in the postseason en route to capturing an NBA title over the Philadelphia 76ers. On Wednesday, coach Darryl Sutter commended the group he inherited from Terry Murray midway through the season as being a quieter collection of players that still dis...
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