Landeskog scores 2 in 2nd as Avalanche beat Kings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored
twice in the second period, rallying the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win
over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

Ryan O’Reilly started Los Angeles’
comeback from two goals down at 8:11 of the second period. Landeskog
tied at 2-2 with 7:02 remaining in the period, beating Mathieu Garon on
the first shot he faced after replacing Ben Scrivens. Landeskog got the
tiebreaker with 3:54 remaining, knocking in a rebound from just in front
of the goal.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 23 saves for the Avalanche (3-3-0).

Mike Richards scored twice for Los
Angeles, putting the Kings (3-3-1) on the scoreboard with 3:22 left in
the first and doubling the lead 14 seconds into the second period.
Scrivens had 17 saves and Garon finished with nine.

With 15 seconds left in the game, the
Kings’ Azne Kopitar had one final chance to tie with a loose puck just
right of the net, but couldn’t get a good shot off.

Andre Benoit had two assists for Colorado.

Kings captain Dustin Brown returned from
a hamstring injury. Brown, who did not start, made his first appearance
less than two minutes into the game. He had 18 goals and 11 assists
last season.