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Kings need Quick defensive fix to avoid ouster

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -Unless the Los Angeles Kings get a Quick reversal of their defensive woes, the Vancouver Canucks are headed onward in the playoffs.

Embattled goalie Jonathan Quick and his Kings will attempt to stave off elimination Sunday night when they host the Canucks in Game 6 of their first-round series.

The Kings had a 2-1 series advantage and a third-period lead in Game 4 before their defense utterly collapsed. Los Angeles has been outscored 11-3 in the last four periods, including an embarrassing 7-2 loss in Vancouver on Friday night.

And the inconsistent Quick looks shaky again in the final games of the winningest season in franchise history for a goalie. Quick was pulled from Game 5, but coach Terry Murray is sticking with him Sunday.

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