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Defending champ Los Angeles Kings beat Winnipeg 4-1 for their 1st win of the new season

  • Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, right, celebrates his goal with center Tyler Toffoli, center, and defenseman Slava Voynov, of Russia, during the second period of a NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, right, celebrates his goal with center Tyler Toffoli, center, and defenseman Slava Voynov, of Russia, during the second period of a NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson, right, celebrates his goal as Winnipeg Jets left wing Adam Lowry looks on during the second period of a NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson, right, celebrates his goal as Winnipeg Jets left wing Adam Lowry looks on during the second period of a NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Winnipeg Jets right wing Chris Thorburn, left, and Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford fight during the first period of a NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Winnipeg Jets right wing Chris Thorburn, left, and Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford fight during the first period of a NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Kings linemates Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson each had a goal and an assist in Los Angeles' first victory of the season, 4-1 over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night.

Anze Kopitar also scored and Drew Doughty had two assists for the Stanley Cup champions, who had lost the first two games of their title defense.

Martin Jones made 29 saves for the Kings, who took a 4-0 lead in the second period. Los Angeles got a dominant game from That 70s Line — the jersey-number-inspired nickname for Carter's line with youngsters Toffoli and Pearson, formed during last spring's title run.

Bryan Little scored for Winnipeg, which lost two of three on its season-opening road trip, scoring just one goal in back-to-back California weekend losses.