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Anze Kopitar's shootout goal lifts Kings over Flyers, 3-2

Anze Kopitar's shootout goal lifts Kings over Flyers, 3-2

They never could quite embrace overtime and the shootout last season.

It was more like a cold, hard shoulder for the Kings and they missed the playoffs because of it. Now they've confronted it, head on, and they've twice won this season in overtime and Tuesday the Kings beat the Philadelphia Flyers in a shootout, 3-2, at Wells Fargo Center.

It was the Kings' Jonathan Quick making five saves in a wildly entertaining three-on-three overtime period. And there was Kings defenseman Alec Martinez ferociously back-checking to break up a potentially dangerous scoring chance. Finally, Kings center Anze Kopitar would decide the issue, the only player to score in the shootout, beating...

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