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The Denver Post

Peter Budaj returns to lead Kings past Avalanche, remember former teammate Marek Svatos

“Against the Avalanche Tuesday, Budaj allowed only Mikko Rantanen‘s goal at 32 seconds of the second period… But from there, the Kings got goals from Tyler Toffoli and Trevor Lewis later in the second period and that was all the scoring for the night. It all added to Budaj’s comeback story.”

Frei: Jarome Iginla on waiting for the NHL trade deadline, talks future

“At 39 Iginla is in the final season of his three-year, $16-million deal, and after his pointless night in the 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, he had seven goals and nine assists in 58 games for the Avalanche. He’s No. 16 on the NHL’s all-time goal scoring list with 618, leaving him seven behind Joe Sakic — now the general manager offering Iginla around to the rest of the league.”

BSN Denver

Avalanche fail to capitalize on chances in close loss to Kings

“The Avalanche had several opportunities to tie the game as Nathan MacKinnon just missed on a mini-breakaway and Gabriel Landeskog and John Mitchell each hit posts behind Budaj. The blown chances allowed the Kings to take their one-goal lead into the third period.”

SB Nation – Mile High Hockey

Avalanche drop another at home, lose 2-1 to the Kings

“Worthy attempts to tie the game would be made in the third, including a pair of shots off the post, but Colorado would not be able to muster a final-frame comeback for the second game in a row. The loss sunk their record to a (still) league-worst 16-39-3 and are getting more challenging to watch by the game.”