LOS ANGELES – Nathan McKinnon scored one of three scoring opportunities for Colorado, and the avalanche dominated Los Angeles kings 7-3 on Wednesday night.
In two of four games, Colorado scored three goals in power games, receiving 8 out of 11 with the advantage of a man in this round.
Vladislav Kamenev and Colin Wilson also won the power game, and Patrick Nemeth, Tyson Barry, Nikita Zadorov and Matt Calvert gained strength. Alexander Kerfoot had three gears, and Mikko Rantanen remained the league leader, with two gears, to increase his total to 34 points. Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves.
Kyle Clifford, Matt Luff and Austin Wagner scored in Los Angeles. Cal Petersen allowed six goals for 31 shots before leaving at the beginning of the third.
Colorado opened the scoring less than 12 minutes before the first, when Karl Soderbeg rolled along the grid and slipped through Kamenev. Los Angeles tied him up after four minutes, when Clifford pounced on the jerk washer in front of Varlamov, who made the mistake of dropping into the zone of Tyler Toffoli when he could not grab him with his glove, and he jumped off his shoes.
Avalanche returned 50 seconds later. Gabriel Landeskog stood behind the net and fed McKinnon with a precise transition to beat Petersen with an eight-time wrist strike in a power play.
Nemeth extended the lead for the second time with a 57-foot wrist shot from the blue line, which found its way through the movement. Wilson finished third in a game in Colorado on the night with less than three minutes remaining in the period when he beat Petersen after a pass behind Rantanen.
Colorado pursued Petersen with two goals for less than two minutes in the third. Barry expanded his point line to six games when he returned home for 70 seconds during this period. Then Zadorov finished the evening of Petersen with a shot at the wrist, which passed through his glove.
Peter Budai, who made two saves on three shots, went out and allowed Calvert a goal. Los Angeles closed scoring goals with Luff and Wagner, who had the first of his NHL careers.
NOTES: Los Angeles C Adrian Kempe suffered a lower body injury during the first period and did not return. … Rantanen was fined $ 2,000 for the NHL for diving / decoration. This is the second time Rantanen has been brought as an embellishment this season, which caused a fine. The execution of the embellishment occurred in the second period of the game on November 14 against Boston. … Los Angeles acquired forward Paul Jennis from Minnesota in exchange for defender Stefan Falkovsky. Both players are currently in the East Coast Hockey League. … The kings revered a sergeant of the sheriff of Ventura Ron Helus.
Avalanche: A trip to Arizona on Friday to complete the trip in three games.
Kings: Vancouver host on Friday.
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Joe Reedy, Associated Press