LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alec Martinez scored the tie-breaking goal, Marian Gaborik added his 26th goal and the Los Angeles Kings kept pace in the playoff hunt with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.
Dwight King also scored and Jonathan Quick made nine saves for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have won five of seven to stay even with Winnipeg for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.READ MORE: Deputy-Involved Shooting Reported In East LA
Ryan O’Reilly scored for the Avalanche, who were eliminated from playoff contention earlier Saturday when Winnipeg beat Vancouver. Colorado has lost three of four.READ MORE: 101 Freeway In Boyle Heights To Be Shut Down This Weekend For More Sixth Street Bridge Work
Wins by the Jets and the Kings kept the clubs even at 92 points apiece with four games to play, but the Kings hold the tie-breaker edge in non-shootout victories.MORE NEWS: Mammoth Mountain To Open 2 Weeks Early On Halloween Weekend
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