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Doughty, Kopitar break open tie game with goals 55 seconds apart, Kings beat Panthers 4-1

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar scored 55 seconds apart late in the second period to lead the Los Angeles Kings over the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Saturday.

Jeff Carter and Milan Lucic also scored, Jonathan Quick made 18 saves and the Kings beat Florida at home for the seventh straight time.

Nick Bjugstad scored for the Panthers. Florida has lost five straight games and hasn't scored a third-period goal in any of them.

Roberto Luongo stopped 31 shots, including a breakaway by Lucic with 4:50 left in the second period to keep it tied 1-1. But the Kings outshot Florida 20-4 during that period and quickly grabbed a 3-1 lead.

Doughty's first goal of the season came on a power-play one-timer from the left circle that trickled through Luongo's pads with 3:21 left in the period. Kopitar then scored during a goalmouth scramble.

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