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Kopitar scores twice, Kings rally past Avalanche 6-4

Thursday, 02.27.2014 / 1:05 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Kopitar scores twice, Kings rally past Avalanche 6-4

DENVER - Anze Kopitar had two goals, including the decisive score in the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Wednesday night.

Kopitar's second goal of the night and 19th of the season put the Kings, who trailed by two goals midway through the second period, back in front.

The Kings were on the power play when Jeff Carter, in the middle of a scramble in front of the net, swung at a loose puck, sending it straight up in the air. When the puck hit the ice, Kopitar got his stick on it and sent it into the net past goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere at 3:13 of the third period.

Justin Williams added an empty-net goal with 11 seconds left to round out the scoring as both teams returned to action after the Olympic break.

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