Playoff Games - 2000s
2000 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 1 April 13, 2000: Detroit 2, Kings 0 Series: 0-1

DETROIT - Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood faced only 19 shots but stopped them all as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 to take an early 1-0 series advantage.

Sergei Fedorov and Slava Kozlov scored for the Red Wings en route to outshooting the Kings 31-19.

For the Kings, Stephane Fiset stopped 29 of 31 shots he faced.

2000 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 2 April 15, 2000: Detroit 8, Kings 5 Series: 0-2

DETROIT - Whereas the first game was goaltender duel, the second game was an offensive explosion which the Detroit Red Wings won 8-5 over the Los Angeles Kings to take a 2-0 series lead.

Martin Lapointe had a hat-trick for Detroit, while Kris Draper and Nicklas Lidstrom each scored two goals apiece.

Ziggy Palffy scored two goals while Luc Robitaille scored one goal and notched two assists for Los Angeles as the Kings out-shot the Red Wings 44-43.

Chris Osgood stopped 39 of 44 shots he faced, while Jamie Storr and Stephane Fiset combined to stop 35 of 43 shots for Los Angeles.

2000 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 3 April 17, 2000: Detroit 2, Kings 1 Series: 0-3

LOS ANGELES - Sergei Fedorov and Tomas Holmstrom each scored a goal while Nicklas Lidstrom had two assists as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 to move ahead 3-0 in their playoff series.

Luc Robitaille scored the Kings’ lone goal on assists by Jere Karalahti and Jozef Stumpel.

There were relatively few shots in the game as Detroit out-shot Los Angeles 24-22.

Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood turned in another impressive performance, stopping 21 of 22 shots he faced. Stephane Fiset stopped 22 of 24 shots he faced for Los Angeles.

2000 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 4 April 19, 2000: Detroit 3, Kings 0 Series: 0-4

LOS ANGELES - Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood notched his second shutout of the series as the Red Wings defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 to sweep their playoff series.

Sergei Fedorov, Larry Murphy and Pat Verbeek provided all of the offense Osgood would need as he stopped all 25 shots he faced.

Stephane Fiset stopped 25 of 28 shots he faced for Los Angeles.

2001 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 1 April 11, 2001: Detroit 5, Kings 3 Series: 0-1

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings carried over their success against the Los Angeles Kings in the playoffs from the previous year, winning 5-3 in the opening game of their playoff series.

A year after sweeping the Kings in the first round of the playoffs, the Red Wings got off to a good start with a solid victory.

Brendan Shanahan scored two goals and notched one assist while Sergei Fedorov scored one goal and had two assists to lead Detroit. Goals by Tomas Holmstrom and Igor Larionov rounded out the scoring for the Red Wings.

Luc Robitaille, Ziggy Palffy and Kelly Buchberger scored for the Kings.

Chris Osgood made 27 saves for Detroit while Felix Potvin stopped 26 of 31 shots for Los Angeles.

2001 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 2 April 14, 2001: Detroit 4, Kings 0 Series: 0-2

DETROIT - Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood stopped all of the 20 shots he faced as the Red Wings shutout the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 to take a 2-0 series lead.

Slava Kozlov scored two goals while Sergei Fedorov and Steve Duchesne each had a goal and an assist to lead the Red Wings, who out-shot the Kings 32-20.

Felix Potvin made 28 saves for Los Angeles.

2001 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 3 April 15, 2001: Kings 2, Detroit 1 Series: 1-2

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings were able to end a six-game losing streak to the Detroit Red Wings in the playoffs, securing a 2-1 victory to pull within a game of Detroit in the series.

Luc Robitaille and Jozef Stumpel each scored a goal for the Kings, while Nicklas Lidstrom scored the lone goal for the Red Wings.

Chris Osgood stopped 22 of 24 shots while Felix Potvin made 22 saves for Los Angeles.

2001 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 4 April 18, 2001: Kings 4, Detroit 3 (OT) Series: 2-2

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings won their second consecutive game against the Detroit Red Wings, this one a 4-3 overtime thriller which tied the playoff series at two game apiece.

The Kings received goals from four different players – Eric Belanger, Bryan Smolinski, Jozef Stumpel and Scott Thomas – en route to out-shooting the Red Wings 31-23. Mathieu Schneider had three assists for the Kings.

Steve Duchesne, Slava Kozlov and Pat Verbeek scored for the Red Wings.

Felix Potvin stopped 20 of 23 shots for Los Angeles while Chris Osgood stopped 27 of 31 shots for Detroit.

2001 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 5 April 21, 2001: Kings 3, Detroit 2 Series: 3-2

DETROIT - The magic continued for the Los Angeles Kings as they won their third consecutive game against the Detroit Red Wings, this one a 3-2 decision, to take a lead in the series.

Adam Deadmarsh, Ian Laperriere and Ziggy Palffy scored for the Kings, while Chris Chelios and Slava Kozlov scored for the Red Wings.

Felix Potvin stopped 27 of 29 shots for Los Angeles while Chris Osgood made 22 saves for Detroit.

2001 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 6 April 23, 2001: Kings 3, Detroit 2 (OT) Series: 4-2

LOS ANGELES - In an improbable turn of events, the Los Angeles Kings completed a remarkable comeback to eliminate the Detroit Red Wings with a 3-2 victory in overtime.

Adam Deadmarsh scored the game-winning goal in overtime, giving the Kings a series win after falling behind 2-0 early in the series. Deadmarsh also had another goal and an assist, while Jozef Stumpel rounded out the scoring for the Kings.

Darren McCarty and Pat Verbeek scored for the Red Wings.

Felix Potvin stopped 26 of 28 shots while Chris Osgood made 25 saves.

2001 Western Conference Semifinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 1 April 26, 2001: Kings 4, Colorado 3 (OT) Series: 1-0

DENVER - The Los Angeles Kings continued their hot-streak, defeating the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime to take an early series lead.

Glen Murray scored twice while Nelson Emerson and Jaroslav Modry scored once for the Kings.

Former King Rob Blake scored a goal for Colorado, along with Chris Drury and Peter Forsberg.

Felix Potvin made 34 saves for Los Angeles while Patrick Roy stopped 21 of 25 shots for the Avalanche.

2001 Western Conference Semifinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 2 April 28, 2001: Colorado 2, Kings 0 Series: 1-1

DENVER - Colorado goaltender Patrick Roy stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Avalanche shutout the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 to draw even in the playoff series.

Joe Sakic and Ville Nieminen scored the lone goals of the game as the Avalanche out-shot the Kings 28-20.

Felix Potvin stopped 26 of the 28 shots he faced for the Kings.

2001 Western Conference Semifinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 3 April 30, 2001: Colorado 4, Kings 3 Series: 1-2

LOS ANGELES - The Colorado Avalanche received goals from four different players as they defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Peter Forsberg scored a goal and assisted another, Milan Hejduk scored a goal and notched two assists, while Jon Klemm and Rob Blake each had a goal.

Glen Murray, Ziggy Palffy and Luc Robitaille each scored a goal for the Kings.

Patrick Roy made 22 saves for Colorado, compared to 17 by Los Angeles goaltender Felix Potvin.

2001 Western Conference Semifinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 4 May 2, 2001: Colorado 3, Kings 0 Series: 1-3

LOS ANGELES - The Colorado Avalanche shutout the Los Angeles Kings for the second time in the series, winning 3-0 to draw within one game of a series win.

Colorado goaltender Patrick Roy stopped all 21 shots he faced, while Los Angeles goaltender Felix Potvin stopped 18 of 21 shots he faced.

Chris Drury, Milan Hejduk and Alex Tanguay each scored a goal for the Avalanche.

2001 Western Conference Semifinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 5 May 4, 2001: Kings 1, Colorado 0 Series: 2-3

DENVER - The Los Angeles Kings staved off elimination with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on the road.

Luc Robitaille scored the lone goal of the game on an assist from Eric Belanger as the Kings out-shot the Avalanche 26-20.

Felix Potvin stopped all 20 shots he faced while Patrick Roy made 25 saves for the Avalanche.

2001 Western Conference Semifinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 6 May 6, 2001: Kings 1, Colorado 0 (OT) Series: 3-3

LOS ANGELES - Hoping to replicate their victory over the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings forced a Game 7 with a 1-0 overtime victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

Glen Murray scored the game-winning goal for the Kings on an assist from Nelson Emerson.

Patrick Roy made 31 saves for the Avalanche while Los Angeles goaltender Felix Potvin turned in his second consecutive shutout with 33 saves.

2001 Western Conference Semifinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 7 May 9, 2001: Colorado 5, Kings 1 Series: 3-4

DENVER - The Los Angeles Kings could not achieve a second come-from-behind series win, falling to the Colorado Avalanche 5-1 in Game 7.

Five different players scored for the Avalanche – Rob Blake, Chris Drury, Milan Hejduk, Ville Nieminen and Shjon Podein – as they out-shot the Kings 36-26.

Nelson Emerson scored the Kings’ lone goal of the night.

Patrick Roy was impressive, stopping 25 of 26 shots he faced, while Felix Potvin made 31 saves for Los Angeles.

2002 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 1 April 18, 2002: Colorado 4, Kings 3 Series: 0-1

DENVER - Greg de Vries scored the game-winning goal in the third period to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in the opening game of their playoff series.

Peter Forsberg, playing in his first game of the season, notched two assists.

“Very impressive for a guy who didn’t play for basically a year,” Colorado coach Bob Hartley told the Associated Press in 2002. “The best thing he did was that he looked for physical contact. He didn't avoid it or shy away, and he played like the good old Peter.”

Ziggy Palffy scored two goals for the Kings, the first of which tied the game at 2-2 at the 14:20 mark of the second period. Palffy’s second goal tied the game at 3-3 at the 3:25 mark of the third period, yet the Kings could not get over the hump.

2002 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 2 April 20, 2002: Colorado 5, Kings 3 Series: 0-2

DENVER - Joe Sakic scored two goals and Peter Forsberg scored once and had two assists for the Colorado Avalanche in a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Both of Sakic’s goals came in the first period, which ended in a 2-2 tie as the Kings got goals from Adam Deadmarsh and Mikko Eloranta.

After Jason Allison scored at the 8:43 mark of the second period to give the Kings a 3-2 lead, the Avalanche scored three consecutive times to pull away.

Colorado goaltender Patrick Roy made 28 saves, compared to 33 by Los Angeles’ Felix Potvin.

2002 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 3 April 22, 2002: Kings 3, Colorado 1 Series: 1-2

LOS ANGELES - Ziggy Palffy scored two goals and notched an assist as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 to pull within a game in the series.

Palffy’s first goal came just 19 seconds into the game to give Los Angeles the early lead, before Brad Larsen scored Colorado’s lone goal of the game to draw even 1-1 in the first period.

Jason Allison broke the tie in the second period on an assist from Palffy.

Los Angeles goaltender Felix Potvin stopped 30 of 31 shots he faced, while Colorado goaltender Patrick Roy stopped 15 of 18 shots.

2002 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 4 April 23, 2002: Colorado 1, Kings 1 Series: 1-3

LOS ANGELES - In a goaltenders’ duel, Colorado’s Patrick Roy came up on top, shutting out the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 to move within a game of moving onto the next round.

Roy stopped all 32 shots he faced, while Los Angeles goaltender Felix Potvin stopped 24 of 25 shots.

Steve Reinprecht scored the lone goal of the game at 5:57 of the second period.

2002 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 5 April 25, 2002: Kings 1, Colorado 0 (OT) Series: 2-3

DENVER - Los Angeles goaltender Felix Potvin made 26 saves en route to posting a 1-0 shutout in overtime of the Colorado Avalanche to remain alive in the playoffs.

Colorado goaltender Patrick Roy stopped 22 of 23 shots he faced, his lone mistake coming at 2:19 of overtime when Craig Johnson scored off an assist by Jaroslav Modry and Ziggy Palffy.

2002 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 6 April 27, 2002: Kings 3, Colorado 1 Series: 3-3

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings scored the first three goals of the game and held on to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 to force a Game 7.

Jason Allison and Brad Chartrand gave the Kings an early 2-0 lead with goals in the first period. Bryan Smolinski extended the Kings’ lead to 3-0 with a goal at the 6:19 mark of the second period.

Riku Hahl scored the only goal for the Avalanche at 9:37 of the second period.

Los Angeles goaltender made 23 saves while Colorado goaltender Patrick Roy stopped 17 of 20 shots.

2002 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best of Seven) 
Game 7 April 29, 2002: Colorado 4, Kings 0 Series: 3-4

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche used three second period goals and rode goaltender Patrick Roy’s strong play to eliminate the Los Angeles Kings with a 4-0 victory.

Roy stopped all 23 shots he faced, while Los Angeles goaltender Felix Potvin stopped 23 of 26 shots.

Chris Drury, Alex Tanguay and Steve Reinprecht scored three goals in the second period, while Adam Foote added an empty-net goal in the final period.