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.
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.
O'Reilly supplied a goal and an assist and Erik Johnson also scored for the Avalanche.
Varlamov turned aside 37-of-39 shots.