Kings get first win of 2013

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After watching an endless loop of Nail Yakupov’s game-tying goal celebration and seeing every team other than the Washington Capitals and Calgary Flames grab victories, the Los Angeles Kings finally won their first game of the season on Saturday after starting 0-2-1.

That’s the first true sign that the defending champs are “back.”

The second is that their frequently brilliant Twitter page was already chirping away, delivering this clever barb toward Jason LaBarbera and the Phoenix Coyotes, who ultimately fell to Los Angeles 4-2 tonight.

Not the most gentle way to treat a former employee, huh?

Anze Kopitar’s also scored his first two goals of the season, which you can see below:

The Kings moved into fourth place in the Pacific and 12th in the West with that win (as of this writing), although getting their top scorer back – and letting out a sigh of relief – is likely more important.