With an extra attacker on the ice in place of their goalie, the Avalanche evened the score at 2-2 at 18:40 of the third period on a goal by Soderberg. Tyson Barrie’s shot from the point went off Soderberg’s skate and into the net past Quick. The outcome for Colorado mirrored its overtime loss Saturday to Chicago.
Trailing 2-0, the Avalanche cut the deficit in half when MacKinnon finished a 2-on-1 break with a shot from in front that beat Quick. Mikko Rantanen set him up with a cross-ice pass that allowed MacKinnon to flick the puck over Quick’s glove.
Walker, who had an apparent first-period goal negated by a goalie interference call, extended the Kings’ lead with a wraparound shot that got past Varlamov at 12:58 of the second period. It was the first NHL goal for Walker, who got the inside edge on Rantanen and stuffed the puck into the net through a narrow opening before Varlamov could get to the side and close it.
With the Kings on the power play, Doughty opened the scoring with a slapshot from the top of the right circle 22 seconds into the second period. Doughty scored off a feed from Tyler Toffoli.
NOTES: At 5:40 of the first, the Kings had an apparent goal by Walker negated by goalie interference. Matt Luff was called for the infraction as he backed into goalie Semyon Varlamov at the same time Walker took his shot. … Colorado’s Tyson Barrie is one shy of tying John-Michael Liles (275) for most points by a defenseman in Avalanche franchise history. … The Kings have assigned F Michael Amadio to Ontario of the American Hockey League.
Kings: Complete back-to-back set at Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Avalanche: Host the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.
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