Colorado 3, Los Angeles 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 0-2-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 L2
Colorado 1-1-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-1-0-0 W1

Recap


Avalanche 3, Kings 1: Captain Gabriel Landeskog and David Jones scored 1:35 apart early in the third period as Colorado came from behind to win its home opener against Los Angeles.

Defenseman Jan Hejda's shot caromed off the end boards directly to Landeskog, who fired the puck into the net from the right side exactly one minute into the third to forge a 1-1 tie. Jones then hammered a shot past goaltender Jonathan Quick from the slot during a power play 95 seconds later to give the Avalanche the lead for good.

Free-agent acquisition PA Parenteau added some breathing room at 8:16 with his first goal for the Avalanche as he converted a nifty backhand pass from defenseman Erik Johnson. Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves as Colorado extended its winning streak against Los Angeles to five games.
 
Kyle Clifford, who recorded seven hits in a 5-2 loss to Chicago on Saturday, popped in a rebound to give the Kings a 1-0 lead with 4:08 remaining in the first period. Los Angeles was unable to add to the advantage as it went 0-for-6 on the power play.

The Kings, who got back top-line center Anze Kopitar from a knee injury, received a 28-save performance from Quick. Colorado failed to cash in during a 5-on-3 advantage late in the second period that lasted 1:29 as Los Angeles maintained its one-goal lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Kings are 0-for-11 on the power play to start the season. … Los Angeles placed D Matt Greene on injured reserve on Monday with a back injury that will require surgery. Jake Muzzin replaced him in the lineup. … Colorado RW Steve Downie left the game in the first period with a right knee injury and did not return.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   Colorado
Kyle Clifford 1 Points David Jones 1
Kyle Clifford 1 Goals David Jones 1
Alec Martinez 1 Assists Matt Duchene 1
N/A Power Play Goals David Jones 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .903 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .966
Jonathan Quick 28 Saves Semyon Varlamov 28

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 29 1 0-6 3-4 10 29
Colorado 31 3 1-4 6-6 14 31

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Columbus . The Avalanche have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Edmonton . The Kings have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.