Kings come from behind to beat Avalanche in shootout

Mike Cranston, The Associated Press

DENVER — Adrian Kempe scored the game-winning goal in the shootout and the Los Angeles Kings came from behind to win 5-4 against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

Trailing 4-2 early in the third period, the Kings tied the game through Alex Iafallo and Sean Walker.

Viktor Arvidsson hit the target in the second round of the shootout. After Pheonix Copley stopped Mikko Rantanen, Kempe gave the victory to his team.

The Kings snapped a nine-game losing streak at the hands of the Avalanche. It was their first win in Denver since Dec. 31, 2018.

Gabriel Vilardi and Phillip Danault also moved the ropes as Copley made 23 saves for the Kings, who are 6-0-1 in their last seven games.

Cale Makar had a goal and two assists on the Avalanche’s three-goal push late in the second period.

JT Compher, Andrew Cogliano and Evan Rodrigues also blackened the scoresheet for the Avalanche, which suffered a second straight loss. Alexandar Georgiev saved 23 pucks.

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