Kings hoping to end struggles against Avalanche

Los Angeles (18-20-7) at Colorado (23-22-1), 9:00 pm EST

DENVER (Ticker) — The Los Angeles Kings will attempt to snap a
four-game losing streak to the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday
when respective last-place Western Conference teams meet.

The Kings have not beaten the Avalanche since December 29, 2007.
Los Angeles has dropped three decisions to Colorado this season,
including a 6-1 setback in their most recent meeting on December

Anze Kopitar and All-Star Dustin Brown scored 74 seconds apart
in the middle session to lead the Kings to a 5-2 victory over
the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

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Kyle Calder netted a goal and set up another while rookie Drew
Doughty and fellow defenseman Matt Greene collected two assists
apiece for the Kings, who ended a four-game losing streak.

The Avalanche also snapped a skid in their last contest. Ryan
Smyth and Milan Hejduk notched their respective 300th career
goals as Colorado snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2
victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday.

Marek Svatos, rookie Chris Stewart, defenseman Ruslan Salei and
Cody McLeod also tallied for the Avalanche.