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Kings return to dominant form in third period

Finishing games was long a major attribute of the Kings, beginning when former coach Terry Murray taught them how to kick the door shut defensively through the first years under Darryl Sutter.Dustin Brown remembers that string of stubbornness when they led after two periods, almost down to the statistic.“We were like 100-0-2,” Brown said. “Something ridiculous.”From the 2009-10 season through 2012-13, the Kings were 102-1-11 when leading after two periods. This season, that third-period stranglehold has returned, but instead of shutting down opponents they tend to step on the gas pedal. The Kings have outscored teams 40-13 in the third period this season, a differential due in big part to their ...