Game 11: Avalanche 3, Kings 2 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

The first month of the season concludes with tonight’s game. Follow the action on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the pertinent game updates here as well…

THIRD PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick against Varlamov.
Avalanche 3, Kings 2: Colorado took a 3-2 lead 1:52 into the third period. Matt Duchene took a pass from David Jones and brought the puck up the left side. Duchene pulled up at the left circle and Drew Doughty went down to try to block the shot, but Duchene’s high shot beat Quick to the far post.
End of game: The Kings outshot the Avalanche 31-16, but failed to record three regulation goals for the ninth time in 11 games this season. The Kings were handed their first regulation road loss and finished this road trip with a 1-1-1 record.

SECOND PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick against Varlamov.
Avalanche 2, Kings 1: A power-play goal gave the Avalanche the lead 9:04 into the second period. Quick went behind his net to play a dump-in, but the puck caromed hard off the end boards and right to the front of the net. Milan Hejduk picked it up, turned and scored before Quick could get back in position as Colorado took a 2-1 lead. David Jones and Kyle Quincey got assists.
Kings 2, Avalanche 2: The special-teams goals continued, as the Kings tied the game with a 5-on-3 goal with 1:16 remaining in the second period. Drew Doughty’s shot was saved, and Dustin Brown poked at the rebound before Anze Kopitar knocked it in from the left side to tie the game 2-2.
End of period: Shots were 14-4 in favor of the Kings in the second period, and the Kings have a 25-9 edge in shots for the game. The Kings are 2-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill.

FIRST PERIOD
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Avalanche’s Semyon Varlamov.
Avalanche 1, Kings 0: Colorado failed to score on two early power plays, but scored a shorthanded goal 6:55 into the game. Chuck Kobasew carried the puck deep and got around Drew Doughty, headed toward the back of the net. Quick appeared to be going for a poke check, but couldn’t get back in position before Kobasew scored on a wraparound. Gabriel Landeskog and Shane O’Brien got assists.
Kings 1, Avalanche 1: The lead lasted only 27 seconds, though, as the Kings scored a power-play goal. Jarret Stoll’s wrist shot from the high slot got deflected on the way to the net and Scott Parse, to the left of the net, whacked at the puck and scored from close range to make it a 1-1 game 7:22 into the first period.
End of period: After the early special-teams flurry, neither team had a power play. Shots were 11-5 in favor of the Kings in the period.