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Kings hold off Lightning, 3-2, and winning streak is alive at five
Kings hold off Lightning, 3-2, and winning streak is alive at five

The Western Conference Assistance Program was not operating Monday night. At least not from a Kings perspective. So it ended up turning into a self-help night for the Kings. In other words, they managed to pick up ground in the playoff race, beating Tampa Bay, 3-2, at Staples Center. It was the Kings' fifth straight victory — their second-longest winning streak of the season — and it put them within two points of San Jose, which occupies the final wild-card playoff spot. "Things are coming together for us," said Kings center Anze Kopitar, who tied the score in the second period with his first goal in 11 games. "Obviously we're playing with more...

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