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Kopitar scores twice, Kings rally past Avalanche 6-4

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    After losing his helmet, Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll (28) shoots at Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere (35) in the second period of an NHL game on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones (31) watches the puck pass through the crease as Colorado Avalanche left wing Patrick Bordeleau (58) collides with the goal in the first period of an NHL game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards (10) falls as Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly (90) skates up ice in the second period of an NHL game on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) (The Associated Press)

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    Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) reaches for Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell (33) in the second period of an NHL game on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) (The Associated Press)

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    Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly (90) dives for the puck against Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson (70) in the first period of an NHL game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) (The Associated Press)

Anze Kopitar had two goals, including the decisive score in the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Wednesday night.

Kopitar's second goal of the night and 19th of the season put the Kings, who trailed by two goals midway through the second period, back in front.

The Kings were on the power play when Jeff Carter, in the middle of a scramble in front of the net, swung at a loose puck, sending it straight up in the air. When the puck hit the ice, Kopitar got his stick on it and sent it into the net past goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere at 3:13 of the third period.

Justin Williams added an empty-net goal with 11 seconds left to round out the scoring as both teams returned to action after the Olympic break.