|COL||0||0||3||(0 - 0)||3|
|LAK||1||2||1||(0 - 0)||4|
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, Jarret Stoll and defenseman Drew Doughty scored power-play goals and the Los Angeles Kings held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon.
Defenseman Alec Martinez also scored for the Kings, 11-1-3 since Jan. 22 following a 2-10 stretch.
David Jones scored two goals 39 seconds apart during the third period for Colorado after the Kings staked goalie Jonathan Quick to a 4-0 lead on Stoll's goal with 14:13 to play.
The Avalanche had totaled only 14 shots before Kings defenseman Matt Greene was sent off for interference with 8:53 remaining. Stoll joined him in the penalty box 13 seconds later for high-sticking. Jones scored his first on a power play. The other came one second after Stoll left the box.
Paul Stastny's 19th goal brought Colorado within 4-3 with 30 seconds left.
Kopitar gave the Kings a 1-0 lead at 7:13 of the first period with his 20th goal, converting a rebound after newly acquired Brian Elliott stopped Brad Richardson's wraparound attempt.
The Kings had a chance to add to their lead in the second period during a two-man advantage, but Elliott kept them at bay until 9:50 when Martinez beat him through a screen with a long slap shot.
Los Angeles came up empty during another two-man advantage late in the second, but the Kings cashed in on a power play just 1.1 seconds before the intermission. Kopitar banked the puck off the boards back toward the right point, where Doughty took a one-timer that dribbled over the goal line after Elliott appeared to have the puck trapped between his pads.
Stoll made it 4-0, using teammate Dustin Brown as a screen and beating Elliott with a slap shot while Matt Hunwick was off for hooking Kopitar.
NOTES: Los Angeles outshot Colorado, 42-17. ... Kings longtime play-by-play man Bob Miller will be inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday. ... The Kings are 15-3 when Kopitar scores a goal. He became the first Kings player with 20 goals in each of his first five NHL seasons since Luc Robitaille, who reached that figure during his first eight seasons. ... The Kings' penalty-killing unit had allowed two goals in 41 short-handed situations over the previous 13 games. ... The Avalanche began a three-game California swing and a 19-game stretch in which they will play 13 on the road. ... The Kings are 19-0 when leading after two periods. ... Los Angeles is 7-0-1 in its last eight meetings with Colorado. ... Ryan Smyth's assist on Doughty's goal was his 400th in the NHL.
|Anze Kopitar (20) ASST: Brad Richardson (8), Wayne Simmonds (12)|
1 - 0 LAK
|Alec Martinez (4) ASST: Kyle Clifford (6), Trevor Lewis (5)|
2 - 0 LAK
|PPG - Drew Doughty (10) ASST: Anze Kopitar (40), Ryan Smyth (19)|
3 - 0 LAK
|PPG - Jarret Stoll (17) ASST: Justin Williams (29), Drew Doughty (23)|
4 - 0 LAK
|PPG - David Jones (21) ASST: John-Michael Liles (34), Erik Johnson (15)|
4 - 1 LAK
|David Jones (22) ASST: Erik Johnson (16), John-Michael Liles (35)|
4 - 2 LAK
|Paul Stastny (19) ASST: NONE|
4 - 3 LAK
|Kevin Westgarth Fighting against David Koci|
|David Koci Fighting against Kevin Westgarth|
|Cody McLeod Hooking against Drew Doughty|
|Daniel Winnik Hooking against Ryan Smyth|
|Erik Johnson Interference against Wayne Simmonds|
|Wayne Simmonds Boarding against Cameron Gaunce|
|Paul Stastny Hooking against Dustin Brown|
|Ryan Wilson Delaying Game - Puck over glass|
|Milan Hejduk Slashing against Wayne Simmonds|
|Dustin Brown Boarding against Cameron Gaunce|
|Ryan Smyth Roughing against Erik Johnson|
|Erik Johnson Roughing against Ryan Smyth|
|Matt Hunwick Hooking against Anze Kopitar|
|Matt Greene Interference against David Koci|
|Jarret Stoll Hi-sticking against Erik Johnson|
|Jay McClement Hooking against Ryan Smyth|
|Paul Stastny Tripping against Dustin Brown|
|Wayne Simmonds Roughing against Ryan Wilson|
|Erik Johnson Hooking against Anze Kopitar|
|SA: 42||TOI: 59:06|
|Saves: 38||EV: 25 - 27|
|PIM: 0||PP: 12 - 14|
|SV%: .905||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 17||TOI: 59:32|
|Saves: 14||EV: 12 - 14|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 3|
|SV%: .824||SH: 0 - 0|