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Preview: Kings at Capitals

“(Los Angeles general manager Dean Lombardi) had to do things that he probably did want to do at the end of the day, but I didn’t make it easy on him, either, to keep me around,” the 31-year-old Richards told reporters. “I want to say fault on both parts, but it’s probably more so on me, and he had to do what he had to do (for) what he thought benefited the L.A. Kings.” While Washington saw its five-game winning streak halted with a 4-3 setback to Dallas on Saturday, Los Angeles has alternated victories and losses over the last eight contests – including the first four of its season-high seven-game road trip. Goaltender Jonathan Quick, who is unlikely to play on Tuesday, sat out his third straight game with a lower-body injury in Sunday’s 1-0 setback to New Jersey.<BR><BR><STRONG>TV: </STRONG>7 p.m. ET, FSN West (Los Angeles), CSMA (Washington)

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