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Mike Richards is hoping that the Kings can improve on their 1-2 record in the 2012 playoffs after the team has taken a 3-0 series lead.

"We haven't really been very good in these situations," said Richards on Tuesday. "We're 1-2 when we're up in these situations. It's something we have to improve on obviously and we still know we can play better and be better." Los Angeles is the first team in NHL history to take a 3-0 lead in all four rounds since the league adopted its best-of-seven format for each postseason round. Richards has proven to be a valuable addition to the Kings during their playoff run with 12 points in 17 games.