Jacob Markstrom

Kings give up late goal, but beat Canucks, 4-3, in shootout

Kings give up late goal, but beat Canucks, 4-3, in shootout

You could call this the night of personal comebacks.

Take your pick in the Kings’ 4-3 shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night at Staples Center. 

Candidate No. 1: Kings goalie Peter Budaj, the man who went the 2014-15 season without winning a game at the minor league level, won back-to-back starts in the NHL for the first time since 2014, when he was with Montreal.

Budaj faced 25 shots in helping lead the Kings against the Canucks, who suffered their first loss in five games. He stopped all three Canucks players in the shootout, and Tanner Pearson converted on his shootout opportunity to clinch the win.

Candidate No. 2: Kings...

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