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Bernier giving Kings hope, but it's a guarded hope

Updated: September 30, 2007, 4:03 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

LONDON -- Defenseman Tom Preissing picked up the puck as the horn marked the end of the Los Angeles Kings' 4-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions from Anaheim and handed it to rookie netminder Jonathan Bernier.

Surrounded by happy teammates, it was a special moment for a 19-year-old whose career has been on a rainbow arc these past months. And who knows? Perhaps this moment, that winning puck, will mark the start of something special for a franchise whose history of ...

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