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Defensemen go on the offense in Kings' 5-3 victory over Pittsburgh

Defensemen go on the offense in Kings' 5-3 victory over Pittsburgh

It's not every day the Kings get goals from three defensemen in one game, even though their defense corps ranks among the NHL's most mobile and creative.

Before Drew Doughty, Christian Ehrhoff and Jake Muzzin each contributed a goal to the Kings' 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, the team had last gotten goals from at least three defensemen in a game March 17, 2007. It's surprising that hadn't happened more recently.

"I think we don't get much respect in that in terms of our back end. Usually everybody talks about Drew and it sort of goes down from there," Coach Darryl Sutter said. "But it's something that even...

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