Kings Down Colorado 3-2 - Match Report
Los Angeles earned a 3-2 victory over Colorado on Thursday, but needed a shootout to do it at STAPLES Center.
Bettors who backed the Kings were rewarded as -265 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 5.
Anze Kopitar potted the shootout winner for Los Angeles. Jeff Carter and Mike Richards each scored for the Kings in the victory. Carter opened the scoring for Los Angeles, finding the back of the net at 5:27 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Mike Richards.
Jonathan Quick turned in a 26-save effort for the Kings.
Paul Stastny and Patrick Bordeleau scored for the Avalanche, finding the net behind Jonathan Quick.
Colorado got a 23-stop effort from Sami Aittokallio in the loss.
On the power play, Los Angeles went 1-for-4, while the Avalanche were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 37-28.
Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Ducks. The Avalanche will aim to get back on the winning track vs Vancouver.