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Kings score four in the third to beat Penguins, 5-2

November 5, 2009 | 11:15 pm


There's only one word for the third period of the Kings-Penguins game at Staples Center:


Trailing by a goal and undaunted after Anze Kopitar hit the post in the first four minutes, the Kings wore down the Penguins to score four times. Kopitar tied it at 6:17, Jarret Stoll put them ahead at 12:09 after Dustin Brown intercepted a bad clearing pass by Marc-Andre Fleury, Michal Handzus made it 4-2 at 12:32 and Brown applied the finishing touch at 17:30.

The Kings extended their roll to 6-0-2 and ended the Penguins' streak of winning their first seven road games of the season.


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-- Helene Elliott

Photo: The Penguins' Sidney Crosby is chased around the net by the Kings' Anze Kopitar as goalkeeper Jonathan Quick knocks the puck away in the third period on Thursday night. Credit: Gus Ruelas / Associated Press