Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 10/31/13
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LOS ANGELES -- The Kings fell behind in the opening seconds of play Wednesday night against the Sharks, and would fall behind two more times. But each time, they managed to find a way to come back and tie, keeping the pressure firmly on their Northern California rivals. Finally, the Kings took one definitive lead when Anze Kopitar ripped a one-timer past Sharks' goaltender Antti Niemi with 2:32 left in overtime for a game-winning power play goal to earn the win 4-3 win and cap off a thrilling contest. The game had a playoff-like atmosphere right from the start. It was fast, physical and a sellout crowd of 18,118 only added another level of hype. "That's probably the closest you can get to playoff hockey at this time of year," Kopitar said. "I thought there was a lot of intensity, lots of hitting." No shortage of penalties, the game came down to special teams play in the end as the last three goals were all on the power play. "As usual, when we play these guys it comes down to ...
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