Los Angeles 4, Colorado 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 23, 2013 4:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 7-8-1-0 5-2-1-0 2-6-0-0 L1
Los Angeles 8-6-1-1 3-1-0-1 5-5-1-0 W3

Recap


Kings 4, Avalanche 1: Jeff Carter scored for the third straight contest and fifth time in six outings as Los Angeles snapped a five-game winless streak against visiting Colorado.

Anze Kopitar collected a goal and an assist while captain Dustin Brown and Trevor Lewis also scored. Jonathan Quick turned aside 23 shots for the Kings, who cruised to their season-high third straight victory and fifth in six games.

Veteran Milan Hejduk scored and captain Gabriel Landeskog had an assist in his return from an 11-game absence with a concussion. Semyon Varlamov finished with 22 saves for the Avalanche, who fell to 2-6-0 away from Colorado this season.

After Brown opened the scoring just 58 seconds into the contest, Carter continued his strong play of late by doubling the lead with 5:38 remaining in the first period. Carter accepted Mike Richards' pass before beating Varlamov from just outside the left faceoff circle for his team-leading ninth goal.

Hejduk showed no ill effects from his torso injury by firing a wrist shot past Quick during a power play at 1:16 of the second period, but Lewis answered with a short-handed goal just 1:35 later. Jarret Stoll blocked defenseman Tyson Barrie's shot, allowing Lewis to skate down the right wing and shoot the puck between Varlamov's legs.

GAME NOTEBOOK: A moment of silence was observed for Dr. Jerry Buss prior to the game. Buss, who died on Monday, was a longtime owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and also purchased the Kings in 1979. He was 80. ... Saturday's tilt was the first in a stretch of 13 home games in 16 outings for Los Angeles. The Kings have played just five contests (3-1-1) at the Staples Center this season. ... Lewis' was the first short-handed tally by Los Angeles in 2013 - and the first such goal allowed by Colorado.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Los Angeles
Milan Hejduk 1 Points Anze Kopitar 2
Milan Hejduk 1 Goals Anze Kopitar 1
Gabriel Landeskog 1 Assists Anze Kopitar 1
Milan Hejduk 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Trevor Lewis 1
Semyon Varlamov .846 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .958
Semyon Varlamov 22 Saves Jonathan Quick 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 24 1 1-4 1-1 11 28
Los Angeles 26 4 0-1 3-4 15 27

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play their next game at home against Anaheim . The Kings have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Anaheim . The Avalanche have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .500 after a loss.