COL
52-22-8
LAK
46-28-8
SO
25 SOG
39 SOG

Kings Claim Shootout, 2 points vs. Avs

NHL.com | Monday, 12.23.2013 / 2:33 PM

Colorado Avalanche web staff contributed to this story.

LOS ANGELES -- Kings goaltender Martin Jones stopped all three Avalanche shootout attempts Saturday, Anze Kopitar found the net once and Los Angeles defeated Colorado 3-2 at Staples Center.

Kopitar snapped a shot past Semyon Varlamov in the second round of the shootout, and Jones sealed it with a stop on Ryan O'Reilly. The rookie goalie matched Bob Froese's NHL-record 8-0-0 start to a career set in the 1982-83 season.

Colorado (23-10-2) earned the single overtime point, while L.A. improved to 25-8-4. The Kings are 14-2-3 since goalie Jonathan Quick went out with a groin injury.

The Avalanche scored both its goals on the power play, becoming the first Kings opponent since Nov. 2 to get a pair of man-advantage scores in one game. The last was a beauty, with O'Reilly roofing a shot over Jones' right shoulder to finish a give-and-go with Matt Duchene to tie it 2-2 with 9:33 left in regulation.

Mike Richards was in the penalty box for closing his hand on the puck.

Colorado pulled within 2-1 late in the second period on a power-play goal by defenseman Erik Johnson. Duchene spun out of the corner and drove to the net before he slid a pass out to Johnson, who one-timed it past Jones' right side at 14:02.

The Avalanche had chances in the game but got no shots on its first-period power play, and Paul Stastny had the puck go off his stick on a feed from Gabriel Landeskog in the second period.

Duchene has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in six games.

The Kings went ahead 1-0 in the first period after Jeff Carter put in Drew Doughty's rebound from the slot with 31.3 seconds to go after the Kings pinned the Avalanche in their zone to set up Doughty slap shot.

Justin Williams scored his team-leading 12th goal at 5:25 in the second when he batted in the puck from midair on a shot that popped out of Varlamov's glove. Varlamov, now 3-1-1 in his past five, made 37 saves.

1st2nd3rdOTsoT
COL ()
LAK ()
Scoring Summary
1st Period
19:28LAK Jeff Carter (11) ASST: Drew Doughty (13), Anze Kopitar (19) 1 - 0 LAK
2nd Period
05:25LAK Justin Williams (12) ASST: Jarret Stoll (9), Dustin Brown (6) 2 - 0 LAK
14:02COL PPG - Erik Johnson (5) ASST: Matt Duchene (16), Ryan O'Reilly (11) 2 - 1 LAK
3rd Period
10:27COL PPG - Ryan O'Reilly (12) ASST: Matt Duchene (17), Tyson Barrie (5) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1LAKJeff Carter - Save
2COLMatt Duchene - Save
3LAKAnze Kopitar - Goal
4COLPierre-Alexandre Parenteau - Save
5LAKDustin Brown - Save
6COLRyan O'Reilly - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDLos Angeles KingsColorado Avalanche
1Jeff Carter
Matt Duchene
2Anze Kopitar
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
3Dustin Brown
Ryan O'Reilly
Three Stars of the Game
Justin Williams
1st
Justin Williams
G: 1Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:24
Matt Duchene
2nd
Matt Duchene
C
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -2TOI: 16:57
Martin Jones
3rd
Martin Jones
SA: 25TOI: 64:48
GA: 2EV: 22-22
PIM: 0PP: 1-3
SV%: .920SH: 0-0
Penalty Summary
1st Period
14:18LAK Alec Martinez  Holding against  Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
2nd Period
07:49COL Jamie McGinn  Holding the stick against  Alec Martinez
12:48LAK Jarret Stoll  Tripping against  Jamie McGinn
18:20COL Tyson Barrie  Hooking against  Dustin Brown
3rd Period
05:41LAK Alec Martinez  Hi-sticking against  Jamie McGinn
09:52LAK Mike Richards  Closing hand on puck
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodCOLLAK
1st710
2nd1116
3rd612
OT11
Total2539
Team Stats
CategoryCOLLAK
Power Plays2/40/2
Hits3037
Faceoff Wins2539
Giveaways312
Takeaways42
Blocked Shots1314
Penalty Minutes48
  • COLORADO
  • LOS ANGELES
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5N. GueninD00-10015:31
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11J. McGinnL0000215:21
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16C. SarichD00-12020:42
24M. ClicheC000007:15
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58P. BordeleauL000105:55
61A. BenoitD0002021:38
90R. O'ReillyC11-23017:55
92G. LandeskogL0001020:56
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1S. Varlamov3739.94964:44
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6J. MuzzinD0025024:01
8D. DoughtyD0122024:51
10M. RichardsC0001216:10
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13K. CliffordL000107:55
14J. WilliamsR1016019:24
22T. LewisC0001013:50
23D. BrownR0114019:42
24C. FraserC0001010:00
26S. VoynovD0001023:47
27A. MartinezD0003417:54
28J. StollC0111220:30
44R. RegehrD0002023:30
71J. NolanC000109:01
73T. ToffoliC0002011:45
74D. KingL0011016:15
77J. CarterC1015019:29
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31M. Jones2325.92064:48