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Anze Kopitar

Line change gives Kings a spark against Hurricanes

Line change gives Kings a spark against Hurricanes

The Kings might go back to their usual forward lines when they take their eight-game winning streak to the East Coast.

But they’ll always have Carolina.

For one night, at least, Kings coach John Stevens put Anze Kopitar with wingers Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli and it paid off handsomely, if barely. The line produced all three goals in a 3-2 overtime win Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Kopitar has been with Alex Iafallo and Dustin Brown almost exclusively this season. But Stevens made the switch to get a better defensive matchup against Jordan Staal’s line, and he noticed that Toffoli and Pearson had legs.

“I thought they were two of our better...

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