Avalanche dethrone Kings 3-2, set up heavyweight battle in Las Vegas

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The 3-2 result was very similar to Friday night's game, but the scoring didn't come from who you may think it did...
The Colorado Avalanche took care of business against the Los Angeles Kings, defeating them 3-2 for the second night in a row Saturday night.

Their final game in the state of California ended in the win column, with the scoring coming from the defense. They lead the line offensively scoring all three goals on the night.

The result sets up "the daddy of them all" - as Altitude TV said all night - against the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night that might make or break the playoff matchups for the Avalanche.

1st Period

Things got off to a flying start for the Avs. Similar to the theme of last night, the Avs had chance after chance. Devon Toews would capitalize on a Kings turnover with a snapshot in front of Cal Petersen to make it 1-0.

The Kings would start growing back into the game, getting some slight chances on Jonas Johansson. But after a Brendan Lemieux tripping penalty, Cale Makar would release a bomb into the back of the Kings net to make it 2-0 on the power play.

Things were going all the Avs way, but the Kings would get a response when Sean Walker snuck in behind the Avs defense and cut the deficit in half.

The Kings would continue to push the issue, asking a lot of Johansson late in the frame before heading into the room.

2nd Period

The period started a lot more compact, with the Kings not allowing many…
Evan Liu
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