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Ladd scores twice, Jets increase wild-card lead with 5-2 win over Kings

  • Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Ladd (16)  and Michael Frolik (67) celebrate after Ladd scored his second goal of the game against the Los Angeles Kings' goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)

    Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Ladd (16)  and Michael Frolik (67) celebrate after Ladd scored his second goal of the game against the Los Angeles Kings' goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings' goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) trips Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) as he skates away during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, March 1, 2015. No penalty was called. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)

    Los Angeles Kings' goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) trips Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) as he skates away during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, March 1, 2015. No penalty was called. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers  celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Kings' during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)

    Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Kings' during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)  (The Associated Press)

Andrew Ladd scored twice and the Winnipeg Jets boosted their playoff hopes in 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.

The Jets also got goals from a pair of recent acquisitions, Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers, and held the defending Stanley Cup champions to 20 shots on goal in one of their more complete efforts of the season. Blake Wheeler added an empty-net goal.

Jeff Carter scored twice for Los Angeles, and the Kings dropped their third consecutive game after an eight-game winning streak.