January 21, 2012 7:20 pm

Game 49: Avalanche 3, Kings 1 (FINAL)

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THIRD PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Giguere.
Avalanche 3, Kings 1: Colorado took a two-goal lead with 1:57 remaining, on the power play. Paul Stastny passed to Gabriel Landeskog, who was open in the slot and beat Quick with a high shot. Kyle Quincey also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Avalanche in the period but couldn’t score on a late power play, then gave up a goal and lost for the second time in regulation under Darryl Sutter.

SECOND PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Giguere.
Kings 1, Avalanche 0: The Kings went more than 20 minutes on the game clock with one shot on goal, but took the lead at the 5:26 of the second period. Justin Williams, behind the net, centered the puck to Dustin Brown, who shot from the middle of the left circle. Giguere made the save, but the puck squirted to Giguere’s left, and Anze Kopitar knocked it into the open net from a couple feet away.
Kings 1, Avalanche 1: Colorado had a handful of threatening scoring chances, then tied the game with 6:25 remaining in the period. Stefan Elliott made a long, accurate stretch pass to Cody McLeod, who got behind the Kings’ defense in the neutral zone and skated in alone. Quick attempted to poke the puck away, but McLeod pushed it past him. Kyle Quincey also got an assist.
Avalanche 2, Kings 1: Colorado took the lead with 1:05 remaining in the period. A bouncing puck found its way toward the blue line, onto the stick of T.J. Galiardi. Galiardi shot and Peter Mueller, positioned in the slot, deflected the puck past Quick. Paul Stastny also got an assist.
End of period: The Avalanche outshot the Kings 14-9 in the penalty-free period.

FIRST PERIOD
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Avalanche’s Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
End of period: The Avalanche outshot the Kings 10-4 in the scoreless period. The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings had three shots on goal in the first five minutes, then were outshot 10-0 by the Avalanche over the next 12 minutes.

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