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Kempe helps Kings rally past Avs for first win of season

Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon each had a goal and an assist for Colorado.
Credit: AP
Los Angeles Kings center Gabriel Vilardi (13) scores against Colorado Avalanche goaltender Hunter Miska (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

LOS ANGELES — Adrian Kempe's goal with 3:50 remaining was the winner as the Los Angeles Kings rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 for their first win of the season. 

Kempe, who was moved to the top line, took a centering pass from Anze Kopitar and beat Hunter Miska for his second goal of the season. 

Blake Lizotte, Drew Doughty and Gabriel Vilardi also scored for Los Angeles. 

Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon each had a goal and an assist for Colorado. 

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