Los Angeles 3, Colorado 2

Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 13-22-4-2 10-7-2-0 3-15-2-2 L1
Los Angeles 23-14-1-3 15-4-0-1 8-10-1-2 W1

Recap


Kings 3, Avalanche 2 (SO): Jeff Carter, captain Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar scored in the shootout as host Los Angeles edged Colorado.

Carter scored a power-play goal in regulation, Mike Richards recorded a tally and an assist and Jonathan Quick made 26 saves for the Kings, who remained one point ahead of San Jose for fourth place in the Western Conference.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside all 12 shots he faced in relief of Sami Aittokallio but could not make a stop in the shootout. Carter beat the veteran with a backhand shot, Brown scored low to the glove side and Kopitar slipped a backhander between Giguere's pads to clinch the win.

Paul Stastny and Patrick Bordeleau scored while Aittokallio made 23 saves for Colorado before leaving his first NHL game midway through the third period with leg cramps. The Avalanche have won only one of their last 16 road contests (1-11-4).

Carter opened the scoring 5:27 into the contest as he beat Aittokallio from the left faceoff circle, and Richards scored from the slot 1:47 later to double the lead. Stastny halved the deficit with 3:38 remaining in the second period and Bordeleau forged a tie at 5:05 of the third with his first career goal.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Colorado tied Florida and Calgary for the fewest amount of points (32) in the league. ... The Avalanche have dropped two straight after winning five in a row in the all-time series. ... D Rob Scuderi, C Jordan Nolan and RW Brad Richardson were the only members of the Kings without a shot on goal.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Los Angeles
Patrick Bordeleau 1 Points Mike Richards 2
Patrick Bordeleau 1 Goals Mike Richards 1
Stefan Elliott 1 Assists Mike Richards 1
N/A Power Play Goals Jeff Carter 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jean-Sebastien Giguere 1.000 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .929
Sami Aittokallio 23 Saves Jonathan Quick 26

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 28 2 0-2 3-4 8 25
Los Angeles 37 3 1-4 2-2 4 34

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play their next game at home against Anaheim . The Kings have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .611 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Vancouver . The Avalanche have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .333 after a loss.