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Rangers fall to L.A. in overtime of opener

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Jack Johnson scored on a power play with a minute left in overtime Friday to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Rangers in the teams' season opener in Stockholm, Sweden.


Johnson tapped in a pass from Mike Richards, who had scored with five minutes to go in regulation to make it 2-2.

The sold-out stadium threw its full support behind the Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist, who is considered a legend in Sweden.

Playing his first NHL game in his home country, Lundqvist didn't let his fans down. He made a superb glove save on a blistering shot by Dustin Brown with less than one minute to go in the first period, and blocked a wraparound attempt by Justin Williams in the second

The Rangers scored their first goal of the season five minutes after the Kings went up 1-0 in the first period. Ruslan Fedotenko and Artem Anisimov assisted on a sharply angled shot by captain Ryan Callahan.

Marian Gaborik scored for Rangers halfway through the third period from just outside the crease. He was assisted by Brandon Dubinsky and Rangers newcomer Brad Richards.

The Rangers play Anaheim in Stockholm on Saturday.
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