In early season match up at Crypto.com Arena, the home LA Kings took on the last place Pittsburgh Penguins on the second night of a back to back night after beating Vegas on the road the night before. Pittsburgh came out firing and took a 1-0 lead on future Hall of Famer Sidney Crosby‘s goal on a wraparound in the first period. The Kings tied it up at 1-1 as Anze KKopitar made a great pass to Grundstrom, who scored past Penguins goalie Hellberg. Adrian Kempe made it 2-1 in the second period on a beautiful wrist shot before Eller tied up at 2-2 on a shorthanded goal beating Kings goalie Copley.
The visitors took the lead with sniper Guentzel scoring off a beautiful pass by Crosby for a Tap in. Kevin Fiala tied it up at 3 to 3 after a mad rush, and a couple saves for this exciting game. They game went to overtime & the Penguins Bryan Rust looked like he ended it with a goal but it got reviewed and offsides was called. Only to have Rust score moments later on a wrap around in sudden death overtime. Kempe extened his point streak to 8 games and Kopitar moved into second place in all time Kings total points only behind Marcel Dionne. The Kings are off to a great start and have an all around tough lineup. They have most their team back from last year, adding excellent winger Pierre Luc DuBois in an off-season trade.
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