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Vrbata's goal in 3rd helps Canucks to 4-1 victory over Kings

  • Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar, left, of Slovenia, and Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev fight for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar, left, of Slovenia, and Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev fight for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar, right, of Slovenia, tries to score against Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar, right, of Slovenia, tries to score against Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings' Jordan Nolan, left, and Vancouver Canucks' Luca Sbisa, of Italy, collide during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Los Angeles Kings' Jordan Nolan, left, and Vancouver Canucks' Luca Sbisa, of Italy, collide during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

Radim Vrbata set up the tying goal by Nick Bonino in the second period and scored the go-ahead goal during a 5-on-3 power play in the third, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

Eddie Lack made 25 saves for Vancouver. The Kings, who have 11 games left, could have tied Vancouver for second place in the Pacific Division with a regulation win.

Daniel Sedin and Bo Horvath scored empty-net goals in the final minute.

Vrbata put the Canucks ahead 2-1 at 4:31 of the third with his 27th goal, playing the puck off the end boards after a long slap shot by Alex Edler and putting it past Jonathan Quick while he was out of position. Quick finished with 38 saves.