Colorado Avalanche back on track after 3-2 victory over Los Angeles Kings -NHL Match Update

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Colorado Avalanche back on track after 3-2 victory over Los Angeles Kings -NHL Match Update
Colorado faced some minor turbulence on the way to defeating all the opposition that stood in their way as they won five straight of their first six matchups and after three minor losses, the Avalanche ended the month nearly perfect after beating the Los
Angeles Kings, 3-2, on Sunday, October 30, 2011, at the Pepsi Centre in Denver, Colorado, United States.
Los Angeles on the other hand, faced their second straight loss coming out of a overtime defeat by the Phoenix Coyotes only a day earlier, which gives the view that the Kings might be fatigued.
They now have three days before their next game against the Edmonton Oilers at home on Thursday, giving them ample time to rest.
"It's a nod to them for coming out and paying their money", Colorado Avalanche centre player, Matt Duchene, said. "Even though we're 1/3 at home we've been in every game and probably should have won two or three. We want to be a good home team".
Chuck Kobasew gave Colorado a much needed goal to put them ahead at the 6:55 mark during the first 20 minutes shorthanded when veteran forward, Jan Hejda, was booked for hooking with a minor penalty.
Scott Parse took advantage of Hejda’s absence 27 seconds after Kobasew’s second goal of the season and levelled the match.
Milan Hejduk potted his fourth of the season on their only power play opportunity of the second period, followed by Los Angele’s top forward, Anze Kopitar, with his sixth at the 18:44 mark with the 5-on-3 man advantage.
Matt Duchene scored miraculously during the opening two minutes of the second period, which became the game-winner for the young Colorado team, as both teams failed to score in the remaining 18 minutes of regulation.
"He came down with a lot of speed. He made a great shot, he put it in a real great spot", LA goalie, Jonathan Quick, said. "I don't think me or the defenseman could've played it any differently. Got to tip the cap to a player like that when he does something
like that".
Kings have the next two games in Los Angeles, while Colorado Avalanche will host the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday.



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