LAst Night's Action: Kings Tie Franchise Points Mark in Shootout Loss in NY
New York Rangers defeat LA Kings 4-3 (OT). It wasn't a win, but it did give the Kings a point to tie a franchise record.
After a goal by Arten Anisimov with 3:08 left in the gave to give the Rangers a 3-2 lead, it looked like the Kings wouldn't be able to tie their 1974 mark of getting a point in 11 consecutive games. But the Kings finally did what teams had done to them all season long - come right back and score. Just 47 seconds later, Dustin Brown from behind the goal line stuffed the puck in the net past goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
As the final horn sounded to end regulation, Alexei Ponikarovsky nearly cost the Kings the game when he was called for a four-minute cross-checking penalty. However Brandon Dubinsky made the game very interesting as he was called for a cross-check himself 1:48 in the power-play to make for three-on-three hockey.
After being beaten late in the third period Lundqvist got the last laugh in the third round of the shootout as he stopped Anze Kopitar's shot to give the Rangers the win.
Not only have the Kings tied a franchise mark despite the shootout loss, but in the first eight games of this 10-game roadie the Kings have notched 13 of the possible 16 points. Also the win vaulted them to sixth place in the Western Conference.
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