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NHL: Los Angeles 5, Anaheim 3

Nov. 18, 2011 at 1:11 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:01 left in regulation Thursday and Los Angeles went on to down Anaheim 5-3.

The Kings swept a home-and-home series with the Ducks, having captured a 2-1 shootout decision in Los Angeles Wednesday.

It was the third straight win for Los Angeles and the third consecutive loss for Anaheim.

Kopitar tipped in a shot to snap a 3-3 deadlock and Mike Richards added a shorthanded, empty-net goal with 1:38 left. Richards also scored the game's first goal 54 seconds into the second period.

Simon Gagne and Slava Voynov produced the other Los Angeles goals, the first one shorthanded and the second one on the power play.

Jonathan Quick won his third straight start with 35 saves. Dan Ellis let in four goals on 35 shots.

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