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Kings Beat Red Wings 3-2 On Kopitar Overtime Goal

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Anze Kopitar scored the game-winning goal with 56 seconds left in overtime, as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, at Staples Center.

A Detroit turnover in the enemy's zone resulted in a rush for the Kings. Los Angeles captain Dustin Brown pushed the puck down the left wing and sent a cross-ice pass that Kopitar hammered at the top of the faceoff circle behind Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood.

Justin Williams and Alec Martinez joined Kopitar with a goal and an assist for Los Angeles, which has won two straight on the heels of a four-game losing streak. Jonathan Quick made 27 saves in the win.

Jonathan Ericsson and Todd Bertuzzi lit the lamp for the Red Wings, who were vying for a season-high fifth straight win. Osgood, making his first start since October 30, stopped 22 shots. He had been sidelined with a groin pull.

For more Kings news and analysis, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Jewels From The Crown.