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The St. Louis Blues were confident they could push the Los Angeles Kings to the brink of elimination when they took a one-goal lead into the third period. Then the defending Stanley Cup champions pushed back and this highly entertaining first-round series became all even again. Anze Kopitar tied it with 12:46 to play, Justin Williams tipped home the go-ahead goal 76 seconds later, and the Kings evened their first-round series with a 4-3 victory over the Blues on Monday night. Jeff Carter and Dustin Penner also scored for the Kings, who responded to a late deficit with the same tenacity that made them champs. Before the building had even quieted from the celebration of Kopitar's goal, Williams adroitly tipped a puck out of mid-air past Brian Elliott for the winner. After four games of a remarkably even series, these two teams are level heading back to St. Louis for Game 5 on Wednesday night. ''That's playoffs,'' Williams said. ''That's battling all the way to the final buzzer. W...
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