The Kings got a 3-goal performance from Brad Richardson as Los Angeles handed Colorado a 6-4 defeat on Saturday at Pepsi Center.
Los Angeles was an underdog by +115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Brad Richardson (3), Alexei Ponikarovsky, Dustin Brown, and Anze Kopitar each scored for the Kings in the victory. Ponikarovsky opened the scoring for Los Angeles, finding the back of the net at 1:12 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Michal Handzus and Wayne Simmonds.
Jonathan Quick turned in a 28-save effort for the Kings.
Milan Hejduk (2) and Paul Stastny (2) scored for the Avalanche, finding the net behind Jonathan Quick.
Craig Anderson stopped 24 of 30 shots for the Avalanche, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Los Angeles went 2-for-5, while the Avalanche were 2-for-7 with the man advantage.
Los Angeles lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 32-30.
Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Wild. The Avalanche will aim to get back on the winning track at Vancouver.