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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.

It was Kopitar's third NHL hat trick, his first since a 4-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 11, 2011. 

Kopitar has 16 goals and 50 points in 54 games.

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