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NHL: Los Angeles 3, Colorado 2 (SO)

Dec. 21, 2013 at 7:14 PM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Anze Kopitar got the only goal of a shootout and rookie goalie Martin Jones improved to 8-0 Saturday in the Los Angeles Kings' 3-2 win over Colorado.

Kopitar fired a shot past Semyon Varlamov to to begin the second round of the shootout after Jones denied Colorado's Matt Duchene in the first round.

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Jones followed with stops on P.A. Parenteau and Ryan O'Reilly to secure the victory and continue his remarkable NHL debut, tying Philadelphia's Bob Froese (1982-83) for the most consecutive victories to begin a career.

He finished with 23 saves.

Jeff Carter and Justin Williams scored in regulation for the Kings, who won a third straight and ninth in 10 games.

O'Reilly supplied a goal and an assist and Erik Johnson also scored for the Avalanche.

Varlamov turned aside 37-of-39 shots.

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