Live Blog: Colorado at Los Angeles - LA Kings Insider

Colorado Avalanche 2, Los Angeles Kings 1
Final – Shootout

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LAK starters: G Jonathan Quick, D Brayden McNabb, D Drew Doughty, LW Dustin Brown, C Anze Kopitar, RW Justin Williams
COL starters: G Semyon Varlamov, D Erik Johnson, D Brad Stuart, LW Jarome Iginla, C Nathan MacKinnon, RW Gabriel Landeskog

Referees: #14 Dennis LaRue, #23 Brad Watson
Linesmen: #79 Kiel Murchison, #86 Brad Lazarowich

20:00 – 1:15 remains on the Stoll minor.
18:45 – Avs don’t threaten over the remainder of the power play.
17:03 – Quick Clifford release from the right circle gloved by Varlamov.
14:53 – AVS GOAL. 2-2. Duchene (Iginla), 5:07.

13:13 – AVS PENALTY. Interference on Stuart.
11:13 – Penalty over. Kings threaten for the first 70 seconds – Pearson had the best look on a redirection of a Richards pass – but no dice. Surprisingly, no shots on goal on the man advantage.
10:20 – Biiiiiiig hit by Wilson on Clifford.
10:06 – Nice open ice hit by Voynov on Tanguay.
9:45 – Johnson elects to shoot from the right wing on a 2-on-1. Quick save.
9:10 – Doughty can’t elevate a Williams feed on a three-on-two. The pass was there. Count on Doughty burying that in the regular season.
6:24 – Heading downstairs. There will be a Blog Delay.

-Nathan MacKinnon netted the shootout-winning goal.

20:00 – 27 seconds remain on the Colorado penalty.
19:33 – Penalty over. Avs back at full strength.
18:14 – KINGS GOAL. 1-0. Toffoli (Pearson, Richards), 1:46.

15:05 – KINGS GOAL. 2-0. Toffoli (Richards, Pearson), 4:55.

11:14 – AVALANCHE GOAL. 2-1. Everberg (Rendulic, Duchene), 8:46. Avs score their ninth preseason goal in their eighth game. Moments after Duchene clanked one off the right post, Everberg snaps the puck past quick from the slot.
7:54 – Toffoli, clearly the most dangerous player on the ice tonight, offers a quick release from the right circle that gets Varlamov moving but misses wide.
7:35 – Pearson shoots over the net on a breakaway.
6:54 – Heading downstairs for a FSW interview. @LAKings is taking over until I return. See you soon.
4:15 – Kings kill of the Avs power play. Shots now COL 25 to LA 11
3:52 – Goalie interference. No go for the Kings.
2:47 – Technical difficulties, and not just on Jon’s 100 year old laptop. Glass problems here at the MGM Garden arena.
41.9sec – Avs back on the power play, Stoll for holding.
0:00 – End of 2 here in Vegas. USC lost. UCLA is down 14-7. Dodgers up 2-0.

20:00 – Okay, sir, you’re a Lebowski, I’m a Lebowski.
19:58 – Good hustle off the hop by Justin Williams to get in on an early forecheck.
18:30 – Good hit by Stoll on Noted King Killer Ryan O’Reilly.
17:29 – Puck pops loose to Tyler Toffoli in the high slot. He had two Avs on him and couldn’t get a clean snipe off it. Varlamov saves his hard, low snapper and covers up.
11:50 – Iginla finds a shooting lane from the left wing and puts it where he wants it. Quick’s left pad save leads to a rebound that is cleared out of danger.
10:13 – Stoll feeds Martinez, who activated on a late-developing three-on-two. It leads to a high quality opportunity, but the defenseman missed the net with a wristshot.
9:18 – McNabb wristshot from above the left circle deflects up and out of play.
9:00 – End-to-end. Landeskog’s shot from the left wing on a three-on-two rebounds all the way to the neutral zone, where Clifford tried to feed a stretch pass to a breaking Andreoff. The pass doesn’t connect, but on the the hustle into the Colorado zone, Clifford makes a big hit behind the Avs net.
8:16 – Nice save by Quick, apparently. I was blogging; missed it.
8:00 – Richards feeds Pearson for a redirection that misses wide. The puck is worked to the right point, where Voynov unleashed a heavy shot that was smothered by Varlamov. The Vezina finalist looked behind him for a moment but held on.
5:24 – PENALTY LAK. McNabb whistled for interference. Missed it because I was distracted by the huge moth that has been terrorizing the arena.
3:24 – Penalty over. Best look came at the conclusion of the power play on MacKinnon’s wraparound attempt. Quick holds on for a whistle.
2:40 – Kopitar hit on Everberg gets the crowd going.
1:33 – PENALTY COL. Interference on Ryan Wilson.
0:00 – Period over.


-Pia Toscano will sing the national anthem.
-Tonight’s game is broadcast on FOX Sports West and carried by the NHL Network. Bob Miller and Jim Fox have the call, while Patrick O’Neal hosts and Sean O’Donnell will serve as an analyst. I’ll provide interviews during the pre-game show, after the second period and following the game’s conclusion.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.