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Kopitar, Gaborik, Muzzin propel LA Kings out of early hole for 6-4 win over St. Louis Blues

  • St. Louis Blues center David Backes, left, celebrates after scoring against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    St. Louis Blues center David Backes, left, celebrates after scoring against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur is scored on by Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik, of Slovakia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur is scored on by Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik, of Slovakia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis, left, falls as St. Louis Blues defenseman Chris Butler looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis, left, falls as St. Louis Blues defenseman Chris Butler looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Jake Muzzin scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 11:02 to play, Marian Gaborik had two goals and two assists, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied from an early three-goal deficit for a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter each had a goal and three assists as the defending Stanley Cup champions avenged a loss in St. Louis on Tuesday with just their second win in seven games.

Kopitar matched his career high with four points, and Dwight King scored from the red line with 7:54 left on a bizarre bounce over Martin Brodeur to cap a rough night for the NHL's career victories leader in his third start for St. Louis.