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Kopitar nets 3, Kings top Rangers in OT

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Kings often work overtime. And it's paying off for them in a big way.

Tanner Pearson's goal with 1:50 left in the extra period powered the Kings to a 5-4 win over the New York Rangers on Friday night.

Anze Kopitar recorded a hat trick and Marian Gaborik added a goal for Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles, which has won three of its last five. The Kings (33-18-3) are 8-1 in the NHL's newfangled 3-on-3 overtime format, and 2-2 in shootouts.

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Rank Player +/-
1 T. Toffoli, LA26
2 D. Larkin, Det25
3 E. Kuznetsov, Was24
4t P. Kane, Chi23
4t A. Kopitar, LA23
4t A. Ovechkin, Was23
7t N. Backstrom, Was20
7t B. Campbell, Fla20
9t K. Alzner, Was19
9t A. Ekblad, Fla19
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Rank Player W
1 B. Holtby, Was35
2 C. Crawford, Chi31
3 J. Quick, LA28
4 H. Lundqvist, NYR27
5 M. Jones, SJ25
6t R. Luongo, Fla24
6t C. Schneider, NJ24
8t C. Anderson, Ott22
8t B. Bishop, TB22
8t M. Fleury, Pit22
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