Kings vs. Jets: 5 Takeaways from L.A.'s Convincing 3-1 Win

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Kings vs. Jets: 5 Takeaways from L.A.'s Convincing 3-1 Win
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After a relatively tame start to Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets, the Los Angeles Kings eventually found their stride and left the MTS Centre with a 3-1 victory.

Their sixth straight win displayed glimpses of what new acquisition Marian Gaborik can offer on star center Anze Kopitar's left wing. However, it was the second and third lines that provided the scoring at even strength while the team's typically staunch defense held strong in front of Jonathan Quick.

This was a prototypical Kings win as the squad performed reasonably well for two periods and then raised the level of play beyond its opponent's grasp to clinch the two points.

The team outshot the Jets 20-5 in the third frame, smothering Winnipeg in wave upon wave of heavy forechecking. By game's end, the shots were 41-18 in the Kings' favor.

From Drew Doughty battling Evander Kane all night to Dustin Byfuglien sending Jake Muzzin into the Winnipeg bench, there was quite a bit of action to keep track of on Thursday.

Here are five noteworthy stories that emerged from the Kings' win over Winnipeg.

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