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Recap - Avalanche Defeat Los Angeles 2-1

Colorado needed a shootout to earn a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles on Monday in NHL action at STAPLES Center.

Bettors who backed the Avalanche were rewarded as +157 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.

Milan Hejduk potted the shootout winner for Colorado. Colorado got goals from Ryan O'Reilly in the victory. O'Reilly opened the scoring at 14:17 of the third period.

Semyon Varlamov turned in a 31-save effort for the Avalanche.

Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, finding the net behind Semyon Varlamov.

Jonathan Quick stopped 20 of 21 shots for the Kings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Colorado went 0-for-1, while the Kings were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 32-21.

Next game, Colorado takes its act on the road to face Chicago looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Phoenix.