STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Anze Kopitar felt right at home even though the sellout crowd was rooting for the opposing goalie. nfl jerseys china . Kopitar scored on Swedish-born Henrik Lundqvist in the first period and assisted on the winning overtime goal to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in the season opener for both teams Friday in Europe. Jack Johnson scored a power-play goal with 52 seconds left in overtime, converting a pass from newly acquired centre Mike Richards. The crowd was solidly behind the Rangers and goaltender Lundqvist, a star in hockey-loving Sweden. But the performance by Kopitar -- who moved to Sweden when he was 16 years old to train -- also was appreciated by local fans. "I did play in Sweden for three years, so I feel good here," the Slovenian-born Kopitar said. "It was good to get that first (goal), to get it out of the way -- for me and for the team." Richards also scored with 4:59 left in regulation, tying it 2-2 after Marian Gaborik gave the Rangers the lead midway through the third period. Richards was acquired from Philadelphia in June in one of the biggest trades of the off-season. "Mike Richards line -- I thought they played well," Kings coach Terry Murray said. "They were energized, and they did a good job overall in their checking responsibilities." Lundqvist, who was born in Are, did manage to put on a show for his appreciative fans. He had a superb glove save on a blistering shot by Dustin Brown late in the first and blocked a wraparound attempt by Justin Williams halfway through the second. The Rangers were spotty on defence in the first, making several clearing mistakes that turned into scoring chances for the Kings -- one of which led to a goal. Ruslan Fedotenko and Artem Anisimov botched a clearing attempt in the Rangers zone in the first. That allowed Williams to steal the puck and set up Kopitar, who beat Lundqvist with a wrist shot. The Rangers quickly regrouped. Anisimov passed to captain Ryan Callahan, who beat Jonathan Quick from a tough angle to tie it 1-1 at 15:22 in the first. The Kings failed to capitalize on four power plays in regulation, but converted in overtime after Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh was sent off for holding. "Two minutes left -- they shouldnt get a penalty like that," Rangers centre Brian Boyle said. "Theyre a good team -- you dont want to give them that kind of momentum in that position." New York was primed to open with a win when Gaborik converted a shot from just outside the crease at 10:28 in the third, giving the Rangers a 2-1 lead. He was assisted by Brandon Dubinsky and Rangers newcomer Brad Richards. Lundqvist had 27 saves while Quick stopped 24 shots. The Rangers will remain in Stockholm to play the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday while the Kings travel to Berlin to play the Buffalo Sabres. nfl jerseys from china . Sehn will have to wait until June until all countries have completed their Olympic qualifying procedures, to officially know whether it was enough to secure a second Olympic spot in the event for jerseys paypal .C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes are making some moves the day after the official end of the NHL lockout.An arbitrator has awarded Nashville Predators defenceman Shea Weber a one-year contract worth $7.5 million. The amount represents the largest such award in NHL history. The Nashville captain had been seeking $8.5 million from his club, while the team countered with an offer of $4.75 million. The award represents a significant raise over the $4.5 million that Weber earned while becoming a Norris Trophy finalist last season. Under the terms of NHL arbitration rules, Weber is eligible to become a restricted free agent next summer. He is not eligible to become an unrestricted free agent until the summer of 2013. The player and the team negotiated early on Tuesday morning, but could not strike a deal prior to the start of the 9am et hearing. Predators general manager David Poile outlined why the two sides ended up at the arbitration table. "We talked one year to longer, but couldnt agree on terms, length or structure," Poile said in a conference call. "Obviously thats a little disappointing. That could be viewed as a failure, or maybe as an opportunity. Im optimistic we can get a long-term deal. "Whats done is done. Its up to me and our staff to surround Shea with core players. Im well aware we need a couple of forwards to take us to a level we need to be to compete for the Cup." Weber, 25, has played all six of his NHL seasons with the Predators. The resident of Sicamous, B.C. had 16 goals and 32 assists while playing all 82 games for the Predators last season. cheap jerseys from china. The 64", 234 lb defenceman also contributed five points in 12 playoff games while leading his team to the second round of the post-season for the first time in franchise history. "Both sides worked hard to get something longer," explained Webers agent, Jarrett Bousquet, to the Nashville Tennessean. "Unfortunately, we couldnt get to an agreement, so we just needed help with the decision. "We were consistent in our methods that he wants to remain a Predator. He loves it in Nashville. He loves the fans. He thinks theyre the best in the NHL, and he has a place there," Bousquet added. "Its home for him, and from the beginning to now he always remained that he wanted to be a Predator." In the only other case to go before the arbitrator so far this summer, defenceman Chris Campoli and the Chicago Blackhawks agreed on an award of $2.5 million to allow the Blackhawks to walk away from the award and make Campoli an unrestricted free agent. The hearing last month was moved up to expedite the ruling. Forward Blake Comeau was scheduled to be the final arbitration hearing of the summer on Thursday, but he agreed to a new deal with the New York Islanders late on Tuesday. Twenty-two of the 24 players who originally filed for salary arbitration came to terms with their clubs prior to having their scheduled hearings. ' ' '

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