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Rank the Players: Three-Goal Lead Miraculously Holds Up

Jeff Carter wins it after a 3-0 lead goes to waste.

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The Los Angeles Kings took a 3-0 lead! That was great!

And then we won! So nothing that happened in between mattered!

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Look, it's the Washington Capitals. A 3-0 lead in the first period is just asking for a comeback, and Washington obliged. We can talk all we want about the Kings falling into a defensive shell, and the Capitals capitalizing (how appropriate), and the late equalizer the Kings allowed... but in the end, the Kings managed to get two points, which was two more than Anaheim picked up. Mission accomplished.

Recap to come. We promise to talk more about that Jeff Carter game-winner.