Los Angeles stayed a point in front of San Jose in the fight for fourth place in the Western Conference and the home-ice advantage that goes with it in the opening playoff round.
The Kings scored in all three rounds of the shootout against Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who had come on to replace the injured Sami Aittokallio in the Colorado goal.
Jonathan Quick stopped 26-of-28 shots and then turned aside 1-of-2 in the shootout -- enough to snap the Kings' two-game losing streak.
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]
Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys