The skeleton didn’t spring out of the jack-in-the-box this time.
The Kings extracted voodoo here with some top-line punch, coupled with friendly bounces in an about-face from past debacles in this building.
Anze Kopitar could do no wrong in scoring two goals. Dustin Brown skated with verve. It came together in a 4-1 win Saturday against the San Jose Sharks. Kopitar and Brown scored their first goals of the season and the Kings moved to 2-0 by sending the Sharks to an 0-2 start that triggered occasional boos from the announced 17,562 fans at SAP Center.
A year ago, Jonathan Quick suffered a groin injury in the season opener here that spelled doom for the Kings. In his...