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Pearson pushes Kings past Rangers in overtime

Kopitar gets hat trick to help end New York winning streak

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Pearson's game-winning goal

LAK@NYR: Pearson delivers win with game-winning goal

2/12/16: Tanner Pearson scores the game-winning goal in overtime on a snap shot, sending the Kings to a 5-4 win over the Rangers

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NEW YORK -- Tanner Pearson scored in overtime, Anze Kopitar had a hat trick, and Peter Budaj got his first NHL win in almost two years when the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers 5-4 at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

Pearson scored at 3:10 of overtime, after Kopitar scored his third of the game with 30 seconds left in the third period to tie it 4-4.

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Kings forward Kopitar gets hat trick

Scores in each period, ties game late against Rangers

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kopitar gets hat trick, ties it

LAK@NYR: Kopitar ties game late, gets hat trick

2/12/16: Anze Kopitar's shot deflects into the net off Kevin Klein, tying the game with 29.7 seconds left, giving Kopitar a hat trick

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NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar scored a hat trick against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Friday. 

Kopitar had a goal in each period. He scored 33 seconds into the first period to give the Kings a 1-0 lead, then at 15:46 of the second to tie the game 3-3, and with 26 seconds left in the third period to tie the game 4-4.

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Kings forward Gaborik leaves game

Sustains leg injury in first period against Rangers

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Gaborik's 12th goal of the season

LAK@NYR: Gaborik extends lead with snap shot in 1st

2/12/16: Marian Gaborik snipes a goal through the defense for his 12th of the season, putting the Kings up 2-0 in the 1st period

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NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik left the game against the New York Rangers in the first period Friday after injuring his leg.

Gaborik appeared to injure his left leg colliding with Rangers forward Dominic Moore with 4:52 remaining in the period. Gaborik did not put any weight on the leg and was assisted to the dressing room. He did not return for the start of the second period.

Gaborik scored on a power play, his 12th goal of the season, and the Kings were leading 2-1 when he left.

Gaborik has 22 points in 54 games.

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Rangers give Raanta rare start; Budaj likely for Kings

New York chasing fifth straight win as L.A. continues road trip

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

KINGS (32-18-3) at RANGERS (31-18-5)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; NHLN, FS-W, MSG

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers will try to win their fifth straight game and turn to backup Antti Raanta in net when they host the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden on Friday. 

Raanta hasn't played since Jan. 17 when he allowed four goals on 23 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Washington Capitals. Before that, his prior start was Dec. 17 when he allowed one goal on seven shots in 13:49 before leaving the game with an injury in the first period of a 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild. 

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