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Avalanche Engulfs Kings, 4-3

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The Los Angeles Kings' strategy of spotting the opponent a two-goal lead before surging to a thrilling comeback (that worked so well in the last two games) let them down on Monday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Despite inaugural NHL goals by Kings' rookies Oscar Moller and Drew Doughty, the Kings came up just a little short thanks to Colorado's Ryan Smyth burying two goals and Milan Hejduk scoring his sixth goal in six games,

The Kings head to St. Louis for their next contest against the Blues, Friday at 5:30. The next home game for LA is against the 2008 Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings on Monday at Staples Center.