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There's a touch of nostalgia in Kings' 5-2 victory over Jets

There's a touch of nostalgia in Kings' 5-2 victory over Jets

For most of the third period Thursday the Kings looked like their old, championship-caliber selves, breaking open a close game against the Winnipeg Jets by scoring two power-play goals and a short-handed goal as they cruised to a 5-2 victory at Staples Center.

It was all too rare a sight in this inconsistent, goal-starved season and a welcome, familiar feeling for center Anze Kopitar.

“It felt that way, especially in the second and third periods,” said Kopitar, who contributed a goal and an assist and won 15 of 21 faceoffs. “I felt like we were holding on to the puck a lot better, making the plays, just playing hockey, reacting on the ice instead of thinking too much and...

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