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...