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September 28, 2011 5:49 pm

Exhibition game: Kings 6, Avalanche 0 (FINAL)

Here’s how things went in Denver tonight, as the Kings beat Colorado 6-0…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Varlamov.
Kings 5, Avalanche 0: The scoring continued with a power-play goal 57 seconds into the third period. Justin Williams held the puck, wheeled and beat Varlamov with a wrist shot from the middle of the left circle. Assists went to Scott Parse and Thomas Hickey.
Kings 6, Avalanche 0: Kopitar completed his hat trick, and gave the Kings their third power-play goal of the game, with a goal 9:19 into the third period. Johnson shot from the left point and Varlamov made the save, but Kopitar beat Colorado’s Matt Duchene to the front of the net and made a couple pokes at the puck to push it over the line and give the Kings a 6-0 lead. Andrei Loktionov also got an assist.
End of game: Colorado had a four-minute power play late in the period, but the Kings killed it to preserve the shutout for Quick. The Kings outshot the Avalanche 32-27, scored three power-play goals and were perfect on the penalty kill.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Varlamov.
Kings 1, Avalanche 0: Anze Kopitar’s power-play goal, 5:51 into the second period, gave the Kings the lead. The Kings controlled the puck in the Colorado end before Jack Johnson made a cross-ice pass to Kopitar, who beat Varlamov with a sharp wrist shot through traffic from the top of the right circle. Slava Voynov also got an assist.
Kings 2, Avalanche 0: The Kings added a second goal, with 9:11 remaining in the second period, at the moment that a power play expired. Johnson passed left to Voynov, who ripped a slap shot from above the left circle and beat Varlamov. Trent Hunter also got an assist.
Kings 3, Avalanche 0: Kopitar’s second goal of the period, with 3:53 remaining, gave the Kings a three-goal lead. Willie Mitchell took a shot from the left point and Justin Williams, parked in front of the net, poked at the rebound before Kopitar crashed the net from the right side and scored.
Kings 4, Avalanche 0: The Kings took a four-goal lead with 2:17 remaining in the period. Trent Hunter took a sharp-angle shot from the right of the net and Varlamov made a stop, but the puck kicked left. Brad Richardson, unmarked near the post, knocked the puck in. Trevor Lewis also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Avalanche 14-9 in the period. For the game, the Kings are 1-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Avalanche’s Semyon Varlamov, with both goalies expected to play the entire game tonight.
End of period: The Avalanche outshot the Kings 11-6 in the scoreless first period. The Kings had one power play — and did not record a shot on goal — and are 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. Colorado will be on the power play for the first 28 seconds of the second period. The highlight of the period for the Kings was Quick’s save on a breakaway in the opening minutes.

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