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Penguins Vs. Kings: Pittsburgh Notches 3-2 West Coast Win Over Los Angeles In Shootout

Penguins winger Chris Kunitz was the star Saturday night in Los Angeles, as he notched the game-tying and game-winning goals in Pittsburgh's 3-2 overtime shootout victory over the Kings.

The Pittsburgh Penguins continued their hot start to the season, this time coming from behind late in the third period to defeat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 via overtime shootout. The Penguins are 9-3-3 on the young season, and lead the NHL wtih 21 points.

Winger Chris Kunitz was the star for the Penguins Saturday evening, scoring the tying goal with just under three minutes left in regulation, then notching the game winner in the fourth round of the shootout. The tying goal by Kunitz came on a nifty wraparound, after Jordan Staal found Kunitz behind the Kings' net. For good measure, Kunitz went five hole on Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick in the fourth round of the shootout, securing the extra point for the Penguins.

Marc-Andre Fleury was once again stellar in net, making 24 saves for Pittsburgh. Fleury has been particularly impressive this season when killing penalties: he has stopped all 38 chances faced. The Penguins as a team have only allowed three power-play goals in 44 chances.

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