nhl Game Recap
Avalanche vs Kings Final: 2-1 - Recap
Colorado needed a shootout to earn a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday in NHL action at Staples Center.
The Avalanche were a -145 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Colorado got a goal from Ryan Graves in the victory. Graves opened the scoring at 16:35 of the second period.
Pavel Francouz stopped 20 of 21 Los Angeles shots in the victory.
Austin Wagner scored for the Kings, finding the net behind Pavel Francouz.
Jonathan Quick stopped 30 of 31 shots for the Kings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Colorado went 0-for-5, while the Kings were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Colorado outshot Los Angeles 31-21 in the game.
Colorado heads into a battle against the Sabres. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Edmonton.