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LAst Night's Action: Kings Reenergized in Overtime Win Over Avs

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Despite blowing the lead with ten seconds left in regulation, the Kings attacked on a 4-on-3 power play 3:40 in overtime to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3. Quick saved 19 shots while Ryan Smyth reemerged from the shadows scoring two goals to lead the Kings, his first goals since March 2 at Dallas and his first two-goal game since November 2 at Phoenix.

“We both wanted the two points,” defenseman Drew Doughty said after scoring the game winner in overtime.

Both teams did indeed need the two points as the Avs came into the game a point behind the Kings in the standings. And the Kings came out with a renewed vigor that had been missing in the last several games.

“I’m pleased with the win,” head coach Terry Murray said. “We showed some of that mentality that you have to have this time of the year on a pretty consistent basis.”

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“Tonight we played desperate,” left winger Ryan Smyth said. “We wanted to win.”