Alec Martinez

What we learned from the Kings' 5-2 victory over the Jets

What we learned from the Kings' 5-2 victory over the Jets

What we learned from the Kings’ 5-2 victory over Winnipeg on Thursday night at Staples Center.

Turning back the clock

Their offense has sputtered most of the season, their defense has sometimes been shaky and Coach Darryl Sutter often complained that their goaltenders didn’t steal wins while Jonathan Quick was recovering from a groin injury, but every now and then the Kings have proved they can put everything together in impressive fashion. On Thursday — against one of the NHL’s worst defensive teams, it must be said — they functioned like the efficient, play-controlling group they were when they won the Stanley Cup in 2012 and again in 2014 and in between...

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