Colorado
Avalanche
52-22-8
Los Angeles
Kings
46-28-8
OT
33 SOG
19 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
COL
LAK
game recap

Scrivens Saves 32, Kings Can't Solve Varlamov

Saturday, 11.23.2013 / 10:25 PM

Alex Kinkopf - LAKings.com

Three Stars of the Game
Semyon Varlamov
1st
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 19TOI: 62:32
GA: 0EV: 15-15
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Jamie McGinn
2nd
Jamie McGinn
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 6
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:25
Ben Scrivens
3rd
Ben Scrivens
G
SA: 33TOI: 62:32
GA: 1EV: 27-28
PIM: 0PP: 5-5
SV%: .970SH: 0-0

LOS ANGELES, CA – Not again.

The Kings’ struggles in the scoring department continued tonight, as they failed to record a single goal – getting shutout by Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche in a 1-0 OT loss.

The Kings controlled the pace of the game during most of the first period, outshooting the Avalanche 7-5 through the first 20 minutes, but Colorado regrouped and managed to take the upper-hand in most statistical categories from then on out.

Colorado outshot the Kings 33-19 in 62:32 minutes of action tonight. The Kings had trouble getting pucks through to Varlamov much of the night, as Colorado blocked an astounding 15 Kings shots.

Few opportunities arose offensively for the Kings, and they were unable to execute on every single one of their four power play chances.

Ben Scrivens was outstanding in the crease, once again. Scrivens made 32 saves, and didn’t surrender a goal until Colorado’s 33rd shot, 2:32 into overtime.

Jamie McGinn weaseled his way behind Kings defensemen and one-timed a pass directed his way from John Mitchell. McGinn’s shot hit Scrivens, bounced in front of the crease, then banked off of the shoulder of a diving Jake Muzzin and into an open net.

If anyone was going to score tonight, it was going to come in such a scrappy fashion as Colorado’s game-winner came tonight.

Scrivens is 4-0-2 in his last six starts with a more than solid 1.15 GAA a .955 SV% and two shutouts. He’s allowed just two goals in his last 340:04 in the crease with a magnificent 0.88 GAA and .966 SV%.

The defense was sound again tonight, killing off all of Colorado’s three power play situations. The Kings have killed 19 of 20 penalties since November 14, and 26 of 28 penalties since November 7.

The Kings did extend their point streak tonight, now going nine straight games with at least one point attained. They are 6-0-3 during the current streak, and have outscored their opponents 21-11.

This point streak is tied for fifth-longest in franchise history. The Kings had 11-game point streaks during both the 1973-’74 and 2010-’11 seasons.

Their 15-6-3 start, which is good for 33 points is tied for fifth-best start in franchise history after 24 games. The Kings currently sit at 7th-place in the Western Conference.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
02:32
COL
Jamie McGinn (4) Wrist shot - ASST: John Mitchell (3), Jan Hejda (5)
1 - 0 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
05:27
COL
Jan Hejda  Interference against  Tanner Pearson
18:50
COL
PA Parenteau  Tripping against  Justin Williams
2nd Period
06:22
LAK
Robyn Regehr  Tripping against  Patrick Bordeleau
19:03
COL
John Mitchell  Hi stick - double minor against  Willie Mitchell
3rd Period
13:01
LAK
Willie Mitchell  Hi-sticking against  Maxime Talbot
16:31
LAK
Dwight King  Interference against  Gabriel Landeskog
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Semyon Varlamov
Semyon Varlamov
12-5-0
SA: 19TOI: 62:32
Saves: 19EV: 15 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Ben Scrivens
SA: 33TOI: 62:32
Saves: 32EV: 27 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .970SH: 0 - 0