Colorado 4, Los Angeles 1

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 27-22-5-7 15-13-0-4 12-9-5-3 L4
Colorado 30-27-3-1 17-13-0-1 13-14-3-0 W1


AVALANCHE 4, KINGS 1: Paul Stastny scored twice and Semyon Varlamov turned aside 32 shots as Colorado completed its first season sweep of Los Angeles in 19 years.

Mark Olver scored for his third point in as many games since being recalled from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League. Jay McClement also tallied for the Avalanche, who moved to within two points of the eighth-place Kings in the Western Conference.

All-Star Jonathan Quick was pulled after yielding three goals on 11 shots for Los Angeles, which has dropped four in a row and is 2-6-2 in its last 10 games.

After Olver opened the scoring at 7:04 of the first period, Stastny doubled the advantage exactly six minutes later after taking advantage of Kyle Clifford's turnover before beating Quick to the post on a wraparound.

McClement's deflection beat Quick to cap the first-period onslaught and Stastny cleaned up a rebound for his 16th goal of the season midway through the second.

Captain Dustin Brown ended Varlamov's bid for his third shutout of the season and seventh career by deflecting Drew Doughty's shot 4:35 into the third period. The tally was his 15th of the season and second in as many nights.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Stastny has collected two multi-goal games this campaign and 15 in his career. ... Los Angeles swept Colorado in the series last season. Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog assisted on Stastny's second goal, giving him seven points (four goals, three assists) in his last seven games. ... Defenseman Erik Johnson exited the contest with back spasms.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   Colorado
Drew Doughty 1 Points Paul Stastny 2
Drew Doughty 1 Goals Paul Stastny 2
Mike Richards 1 Assists Matt Duchene 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Bernier .938 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .970
Jonathan Bernier 15 Saves Semyon Varlamov 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 33 1 0-3 1-1 14 22
Colorado 27 4 0-1 3-3 18 20

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against Columbus. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .484 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against Chicago. The Kings have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .529 after a loss.
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