Kings Beat Ducks On Consecutive Nights; Move Into 1st Place In Pacific

ANAHEIM (AP) — Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal on his own rebound with 3:01 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings blew a two-goal lead in the final minutes of the third period before rallying to beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 Thursday night for back-to-back victories in the Freeway Faceoff.

After Andrew Cogliano tied it for Anaheim on his second goal with 6:25 left, Kopitar capitalized on a defensive breakdown and circled the net before forcing the puck underneath Ducks backup goalie Dan Ellis, who made 31 saves.

Mike Richards added his second goal of the night on a short-handed, empty-netter with 1:38 to play for the Kings, who have won four of five after a five-game skid.


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