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3/24/16 Kings vs. Jets

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Wheeler, Jets defeat Kings

Winnipeg forward ties career-high with 47 assists; Los Angeles loses third straight

by Patrick Williams / Correspondent

WINNIPEG - The Los Angeles Kings lost their third consecutive game as the Winnipeg Jets defeated them 4-1 at MTS Centre on Thursday.

The three-game losing streak tied a season-high for the Kings (44-25-5), who are 8-5-4 when tied after the second period this season. The loss reduced the Kings' lead in the Pacific Division to three points as the Anaheim Ducks earned a point in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday.

"We're not happy in here, and we need to fix things really quickly," Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said. "You can't be losing three games in a row at any time in the season. It's really frustrating that we did this, and we need to fix things, and we need to get winning hockey games because right now we're blowing our spot at the top of the division and near the top of the [Western Conference]."

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Kings aim to end losing streak at two

Pacific Division leaders without forwards Versteeg, Lecavalier; Jets' Myers done for season

by Patrick Williams / Correspondent

KINGS (44-24-5) at JETS (30-37-6)

TV: 8 p.m. ET, FS-W, TSN3, NHL.TV

WINNIPEG -- The Los Angeles Kings will try to end a two-game losing streak when they visit the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre on Thursday.

Kings forward Tanner Pearson participated in the morning skate after missing a 2-1 loss at the Minnesota Wild because of personal reasons and will play. However, injured forward Kris Versteeg (lower body) will miss his third consecutive game when the Kings finish a three-game Central Division road trip.

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