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Kings finish perfect homestand but there's a hitch: Anze Kopitar hurt
Kings finish perfect homestand but there's a hitch: Anze Kopitar hurt

There was much for the Kings to celebrate Sunday, but their joy was tempered by the harsh realities that are part of a game played by ever-bigger, faster players in a confined space. That the Kings pulled away from the hard-hitting Columbus Blue Jackets in the third period to earn a 5-2 victory at Staples Center was commendable. That they got another exceptional performance from the line of Tanner Pearson, Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli, who produced four goals and are responsible for 16 of the team's 21 goals this season, was welcome because their other lines are silent. That they went 6-0-0 on a homestand for the first time in club history was nice, too, but also a necessity to...

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