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The Kings' Road to the Stanley Cup

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Text: Jake Lessick
Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP

Mike Richards arrives

On June 23, 2011, the Kings added a key piece to their championship puzzle by acquiring former Flyers captain Mike Richards from Philadelphia for Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn, and a second-round draft pick. During the 2011-2012 regular season, Richards would struggle offensively, posting only 44 points in 74 games played, but he became vital to the Kings' playoff run by producing 10 points in 13 games during the first three rounds.

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