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Anze Kopitar's hat trick lifts Kings over Rangers
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:54:47 +0000
NY, NY, United States (NewsBahn) - Anze Kopitar scored three goals, including one late in the third period, helping the Los Angeles Kings edge the New York Rangers 5-4 Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
Tanner Pearson scored at 3:10 of overtime for the game winner in the exciting contest.
Both teams used backup goalies in the contest, the Rangers going with Antti Raanta to spell Henrik Lundqvist and Peter Budaj allowed Jon Quick to rest for the Kings.
Both played well despite the high-scoring game with Budaj stopping 24 shots and Raanta collecting 29 saves.
The Rangers took the lead a few times, thanks to goals from Mats Zuccarello , Kevin Hayes and Derek Stepan . Each added an assist for the Blueshirts .
Marian Gaborik also scored for the Kings and Drew Doughty tacked on a pair of assists.