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Colorado Avalanche 2, Los Angeles Kings 1 (OT)

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SOG: LAK – 27, COL – 26
PP: LAK – 0/2, COL – 0/4

LAK starters: G Jonathan Quick, D Jake Muzzin, D Drew Doughty, LW Dustin Brown, C Anze Kopitar, RW Devin Setoguchi

5:00: 3-on-3 happiness for a Frozen Fury that apparently doesn’t want to end just yet apparently.
4:30: Gabriel Landeskog pull drags both Doughty and Quick and scores. To the tunnel.

20:00: And they’re off.
19:46: Doughty’s shot from right point deflected by Brown but skitters away.
15:58: Colorado bobbles puck on clear 3-on-2 attempt. Martinez was in there as well to help swipe puck away from harm’s way.
14:06: Drew Doughty hip check alert — on Vogelhuber — and it gets the crowd’s approval.
11:20: “My Own Worst Enemy” bit Lit karaoke’d by the crowd.
9:54: Doughty takes a shot to the skate and is shaking it off. Seems OK.
9:54: A job well done by the Kings video production staff, a farewell to Vegas and Frozen Fury tribute with “My Way” by Frank Sinatra playing in the background. It ends fittingly with JR’s dance.
6:10: Duchene hits Muzzin up high at the boards to the left of Quick. Martinez comes in for a hit on Duchene. Muzzin looks a little shaken up.
6:00: PENALTY COL. Duchene for elbowing. See above.
4:40: Muzzin back out on the ice for some PP time, he creeps down into circles for a nice scoring chance which is denied by Varlamov.
2:10: Colorado pulls Varlamov with faceoff coming in Kings’ zone to Quick’s right.
1:14: COL GOAL. 1-1. Grigorenko beats Quick with wrister from top of left circle through traffic.
0:00: To OT we go.

18:27: Back from radio land with Nick Nickson. What’d I miss?
17:30: Cody McLeod rings a shot of the post behind Quick.
17:13: PENALTY LAK. Martinez for interference.
15:13: Kings PK now 2-for-2.
11:28: Well, Tyler Toffoli just checked Fedor Tyutin nearly out of the rink as a door pops open on the boards to the left of Varlamov. That’s a new one. Everyone is OK. Carry on.
10:24: Lewis really buzzing with Kempe and King. It results in a Kempe shot in close going off Varlamov’s pad to Lewis, who makes a deke but is denied by Varlamov’s glove. A noteworthy forecheck there by all players. Lewis has looked strong tonight.
8:55: PENALTY LAK. Setoguchi gets a four-minute double-minor for high-sticking Trent Vogelhuber along boards near penalty boxes. He’s arguing that his stick was lifted by a Colorado player and he might be right.
7:50: Duchene floats a puck from the side of the net into Quick’s equipment and as the puck bounces to the slot Carl Soderberg has a wide-open look but Quick gets a piece of it.
5:38: Toffoli gets a shorthanded breakaway and goes to his backhand. Varlamov looks behind him but it’s not in. (Crowd groans).
1:59: GOAL LAK. 1-0. Welcome back, Carter. Jeff Carter flies a wrister by Varlamov from the high right slot to opposite side high. We finally have a goal, folks. Assists go to Doughty and Muzzin.
0:00: 1-0 after 40 minutes. 20 minutes left in the preseason. Carter’s goal and the Kings’ perfect PK the story right now.

20:00: Frozen Fury finale, go. Very nice anthems here in Vegas.
15:05: Computer failure to start the game. Just my luck. But SOG 1-1.
14:19: Lewis just offsides on what would have been a 3-on-2 break.
13:11: Not a whole lot doing in the game right now, but will say the crowd seems much bigger today than yesterday.
12:40: Quick with the best save of the night so far with Colorado moving puck from behind net to front with McNabb stick-less.
11:50: Doughty, Muzzin trade shots from the point in first shift of the game with any sustained zone time for LA.
10:50: Setoguchi finds himself in the right place, sneaking behind COL D and goes in on a break but Varlamov makes a nice right pad save.
7:39: Lewis puts together a nice shift, comes down left wing but backhanded bid goes over net. He knocks Varlamov’s stick out cutting around net and has another chance from right side but Varlamov has it. Media timeout.
4:57: Kings struggling a bit the last few minutes in getting pucks out of their zone on breakouts, a few misses to clear the puck just a few feet inside the blue line. No goals surrendered, but caught running.
4:13: PENALTY COL. Ben Smith for hooking Kempe. Youngster made a slick move with three players around him while bringing puck into zone.
2:13: Colorado kills that one quite easily.
0:53: PENALTY LAK. Dustin Brown for hooking.
0:34: Rebounds in front of Quick, crowd ignites as he saves them all.
0:00: 0-0 after 1.

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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.