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Brown's overtime goal helps Kings edge Blackhawks

Dec 31, 2007 - 4:45 AM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Dustin Brown and the Los Angeles Kings accomplished a task they had not done in over two months.

Brown scored the second of his two goals in overtime as the Kings rallied to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2, on Sunday.

Kyle Calder had a power-play goal and defenseman Tom Preissing assisted on two scores, including the game-winner, for Los Angeles, which has won back-to-back games for the first time since October 25-27.

"I am pleased for our guys that we came back the way we did," Kings coach Marc Crawford said. "Brown had to make two good shots to get those goals, hopefully we can build on this win."

The Kings had been on an eight-game losing streak before snapped it with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

"It's nice to end this year with two good wins," Calder said. "Now we go home for six in a row and we have to capitalize on that."

Los Angeles used nearly the entire length of the ice in the extra session to put this one away.

After a turnover by Chicago in the Los Angeles zone, Preissing fed Brown with a quick pass, who proceeded to race up the ice. The left wing, on a 2-on-2 situation, hurtled in before pushing the puck past goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin for the game-winner with 89 seconds left.

"I just made a power move to the net," Brown said. "When I got in tight I just tried to make a one quick move and get it past him."

It was Brown's team-leading 18th goal of the season - one better than his career high total of last season.

Los Angeles had trailed by two goals after Chicago rookie Jacob Dowell netted his second goal of the year at the 2:10 mark of the third period.

"With a 2-0 lead you would think it's good enough to win," Blackhawks coach Denis Savard said. "I can't fault the effort. We just made two mistakes and the puck was in our net."

However, 33 seconds later, Brown stole a pass in his own zone and skated in on a 2-on-1 before lifting a wrister into the upper lefthanded corner of the net, halving the Kings' deficit.

"My first goal was a good shot," Brown said. "I thought (Khabibulin) was cheating a little but I still got it in the corner."

Calder knotted the score when he banged in a rebound after Preissing's shot from the right point was knocked back by the pad of Khabibulin at 7:29 of the third.

"It's always nice to comeback here," Calder said. "I have played well against them before. Tonight it's a case of sticking to our game plan and things worked out."

Jason LaBarbera stopped 30 shots for Los Angeles, which trailed after two periods for the second night in a row.

Khabibulin made 33 saves for Chicago, which had won four of its last five vs. Los Angeles.

"Every time we play at home we want to win," Khabibulin said. "Tonight that didn't happen. When you go up two goals late you expect to win."








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 0 2 1 3
    CHICAGO 0 1 1 0 2 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: CHI - JONATHAN TOEWS 15 (BRENT SEABROOK, MARTIN HAVLAT) 2:16
    3RD PRD: CHI - JACOB DOWELL 2 (MARTIN LAPOINTE, ADAM BURISH) 2:10
    LOS - DUSTIN BROWN 17 (UNASSISTE

    Dec 30 9:35 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 3
    CHICAGO 2
    OT: LOS - DUSTIN BROWN 18 (TOM PREISSING) 3:31

    Dec 30 9:34 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 3
    CHICAGO 2
    OT: LOS - DUSTIN BROWN 18 (TOM PREISSING) 3:31

    Kings vs. BlackhawksDec 30 9:34 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 67 roots (Overtime)

    Kings vs. BlackhawksDec 30 9:29 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 0 2 2
    CHICAGO 0 1 1 2 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: CHI - JONATHAN TOEWS 15 (BRENT SEABROOK, MARTIN HAVLAT) 2:16
    3RD PRD: CHI - JACOB DOWELL 2 (MARTIN LAPOINTE, ADAM BURISH) 2:10
    LOS - DUSTIN BROWN 17 (UNASSISTED) 2:43
    LOS - (PP) KYLE CALDE

    Dec 30 9:27 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 57 roots (Close Finish)

    Kings vs. BlackhawksDec 30 9:21 PM
  • 15
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    RUWTbot Added 15 roots (Close Finish)

    Kings vs. BlackhawksDec 30 9:15 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 2
    CHICAGO 2
    3RD PRD: LOS - (PP) KYLE CALDER 5 (TOM PREISSING) 7:29

    Kings vs. BlackhawksDec 30 9:05 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 1
    CHICAGO 2
    3RD PRD: LOS - DUSTIN BROWN 17 (UNASSISTED) 2:43

    Kings vs. BlackhawksDec 30 8:59 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 0
    CHICAGO 2
    3RD PRD: CHI - JACOB DOWELL 2 (MARTIN LAPOINTE, ADAM BURISH) 2:10

    Kings vs. BlackhawksDec 30 8:59 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 0 0
    CHICAGO 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: CHI - JONATHAN TOEWS 15 (BRENT SEABROOK, MARTIN HAVLAT) 2:16
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS 10 9 19
    CHI 11 12 23
    GOALIES: LOS

    Dec 30 8:36 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 0
    CHICAGO 1
    2ND PRD: CHI - JONATHAN TOEWS 15 (BRENT SEABROOK, MARTIN HAVLAT) 2:16

    Kings vs. BlackhawksDec 30 8:09 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 0
    CHICAGO 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS 10 10
    CHI 11 11
    GOALIES: LOS - JASON LABARBERA
    CHI - NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN

    Dec 30 7:44 PM