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    way with the Los Angeles Kings – until late in the game Monday night.Anze Kopitar tied the score with 10.8 seconds left in the third period and Dustin Brown delivered a power-play goal 3:14 into overtime Calgary Flames Hoodies Authentic , rallying the Kings to a 3-2 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights.It was the first win for Los Angeles in three games against the expansion Golden Knights, who sit atop the Western Conference. The teams meet again Tuesday in Las Vegas.”You know what? We stayed with it,” Kings coach John Stevens said after his team stopped a two-game skid. ”We chased the game a little bit there.”Jeff Carter, in his second game back after missing 55 with a cut tendon, trimmed Los Angeles’ deficit to 2-1 on a power play at 12:28 of the third. Jonathan Quick stopped 37 shots.Erik Haula and Reilly Smith scored for Vegas. Marc-Andre Fleury made 41 saves.Los Angeles needed a bit of luck to finally break through against Fleury. Carter scored his first goal of the season when his shot deflected in off the helmet of Vegas’ Cody Eakin.”It was a great game,” Golden Knights coach Gerrard Gallant said. ”Our team competed hard and played really well tonight. We had a 2-0 lead and, unfortunately, they got a power-play goal that was a bit lucky.”Los Angeles pulled Quick and, after a flurry of shots Calgary Flames Hats Authentic , tied it 2-all when Kopitar took a sharp pass from Dion Phaneuf on the left side and fired it past Fleury for his 26th goal.”The flurry at the end was outstanding,” Stevens said. ”Guys came up with a lot of loose pucks. There was a lot of hunger for loose pucks.”Fleury appeared to be headed for his third shutout of the season until the Kings’ late rally.Then they started patiently with their power play in overtime, working the puck around until Brown found Tyler Toffoli’s rebound in front of a sprawled-out Fleury and flicked it in for the game-winner.It was Brown’s 19th goal of the season.”You can’t look at the scoreboard during the game,” Brown said. ”I mean, you have to just start with your next shift. It’s a simple thing. There are no three-point plays.”The Golden Knights appeared to have things in hand early.In a tight game, they seemed to take command 47 seconds into the third when Smith came around from behind the net to flick William Karlsson’s rebound past Quick for his 21st goal of the season and a 2-0 lead.The Golden Knights struck first 4:37 into the game, which appeared to be particularly bad news for Los Angeles. Vegas had been 26-3 when scoring first.The opening score came from Haula, who broke through alone on the right side and fired a wrist shot over Quick’s left shoulder. It was his 23rd of the season.But things turned late.”They kept creating chances,” Smith said. ”They created a lot of scrambles in front of the net. We played a good team game. Quick made a lot of big saves and kept them in it.”Vegas forward Jonathan Marchessault was happy with the Knights’ play and upset about only one thing: ”Fleury was outstanding and he didn’t get the win. That’s the only thing that’s not positive.”NOTES: The Kings honored the U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team before the game. Each woman was individually introduced and walked onto the ice wearing her gold medal. Team captain Meghan Duggan dropped the ceremonial first puck. . It was Brown’s fourth game-winning goal of the season.UP NEXTGolden Knights: Play the Kings again Tuesday Custom Calgary Flames Jerseys , this time in Las Vegas.Kings: On the road Tuesday against the Golden Knights.— When the Maple Leafs sent a first-round pick and two prospects to the Kings for Jake Muzzin, it didn’t exactly open the flood gates a month before the trade deadline.That’s because the standings are slowing everything down.With less than three weeks until the Feb. 25 deadline, there are eight teams within five points of a playoff berth behind the 16 currently holding a slot. The NHL appears to be in wait-and-see mode, even though some big-name players are out there in the trade market. There are far more buyers than sellers right now as general managers wait to see what unfolds and how close they can get to contending.“We’ll know better by Feb. 25 where we’re at,” said Florida GM Dale Tallon, whose team is 11 points out. “We’ll go game by game and week by week and then we’ll decide before the deadline what we’re going to do. Performance will dictate what we do.”The Panthers already made one move, acquiring picks and pending free agents Derick Brassard and Riley Sheahan from the Penguins for Jared McCann and Nick Bjugstad. Of course, they could still try to acquire pending free agent winger Artemi Panarin and/or goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from Columbus.Panarin and Bobrovsky are two of the hottest commodities who could be available, along with Ottawa forwards Matt Duchene and Mark Stone www.officialhurricanes.com , Philadelphia winger Wayne Simmonds and Carolina winger Micheal Ferland. Need a goalie and don’t want to pay for a two-time Vezina Trophy winner like Bobrovsky? Edmonton’s Cam Talbot or Detroit’s Jimmy Howard are possibilities.A lack of true sellers could drive up the prices and delay the falling dominoes.“Sometimes it drags out a little bit,” Washington GM Brian MacLellan said. “I think people get frustrated with it, but people are trying to get full value for things they perceive need to be getting full value (for), and it takes it to the end to figure out what is the actual value.”MacLellan said the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals are active in trade talks. Their championship window is wide open now. For teams like the Flyers, the window isn’t yet open without some changes.“We could both buy and sell,” Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher said. “Every decision we make, if we’re going to try to improve our team going forward and we can get that player now, great. …. To be better next year, we may have to try to get better this year.”Plenty of calls should be going to Los Angeles GM Rob Blake Carolina Hurricanes T-Shirts Authentic , who acknowledged the Kings are “at the bottom of the league.” They have a potential rental in forward Carl Hagelin and some older players with years left on their deals like Jeff Carter and Alec Martinez. It is a team in transition after winning the Cup in 2012 and 2014.“We’re looking at a lot of different options,” Blake said. “I don’t want to get into specifics of players, but we are actively looking at making moves for the future of the organization.”MATTHEWS CASHES INToronto agreed to terms with franchise center Auston Matthews on a $58.17 million, five-year extension. Matthews will make much of his money in signing bonuses during the length of the contract that counts $11.634 million against the salary cap through 2023-24. Matthews and the Maple Leafs agreed on something shorter than the eight years Connor McDavid got in Edmonton to keep his salary under $12 million. It remains to be seen what that means for teammate Mitch Marner and Winnipeg winger Patrik Laine in upcoming contract negotiations, both on cap-strapped teams wanting to win now where perhaps a shorter contract is better.GAME OF THE WEEKThe San Jose Sharks visit the Calgary Flames on Thursday in a matchup of the top two teams in the Pacific Division.LEADERSGoals: Alex Ovechkin (Washington), 37; Assists: Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay), 59; Points: Kucherov, 81; Ice time: Ryan Suter (Minnesota), 26:45; Wins: Marc-Andre Fleury (Vegas) Carolina Hurricanes Hoodies Authentic , 27; Goals-against average: Robin Lehner (N.Y. Islanders), 2.02; Save percentage: Jack Campbell (Los Angeles), .933.