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Pearson's overtime goal powers Kings to 5-4 win over Rangers

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.

"We've had good luck 3-on-3," Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter said. "Our record is right there and that is probably why we are in a playoff spot."

Peter Budaj made 24 saves in his season...

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