Kings takeaways and giveaways after beating the Blues (part I)

The Kings didn’t practice Tuesday, so it was a good time to look back at one of their best performances of the season, a 4-1 rout of the Blueson Monday  in St. Louis. Here’s one of five takeaways and giveaways after the team ended its five-game Grammys trip:

How good is defenseman Slava Voynov to begin this season? For starters, he had two assists Monday to give him two goals and four helpers in his last seven games. He also upped his plus/minus rating to a plus seven this season. He’s not a physical monster like Drew Doughty, but he’s emerged as quality puck-mover, which is a real plus for a defense corps that’s missing Willie Mitchell (knee) and Matt Greene (back).

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