Gary Bettman

Kings lose lead in third period and Flames win in overtime

Kings lose lead in third period and Flames win in overtime

From the current captain to the previous one, the Kings had skilled hands to steer their ship.

Then it hit the turbulent waters that is the Kings’ rivalry with the Calgary Flames.

Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown led a comeback from a two-goal deficit, but the Kings let a point slip from their grasp in a 4-3 overtime loss Wednesday in front of an announced crowd of 18,230 at Staples Center.

It got predictably chippy. Calgary took a run at Drew Doughty late in the third period, and the Norris Trophy winner got into it with Flames nemesis Matthew Tkachuk from the penalty box.

But it was Tkachuk’s tying goal, his second of the game, midway through the third period...

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