In a game that did not matter to the Av's at all, they showed up and played pretty well and gave the crowd something to cheer for. In the end, the Kings needed the points, and got two with a sudden-victory win on a nice goal by Dustin Brown. I liked the jube shot I eneded up with from Brown, with Av's goalie Craig Anderson looking pretty dejected in the background. This game did not matter for the Av's, but from here out, they all matter. Playoffs starts Wednesday.
Los Angeles Kings players react after right wing Dustin Brown (23) scored a game winning goal in overtime past Colorado Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson (41) during a regular season game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The Kings defeated the Avalanche 2-1 in sudden victory overtime.
Defenseman Ryan Wilson laid a nice check on Brad Richardson. I don't know why but the two teams definitely played a rough game.
Paul Stastny ended the season with 20 goals and 59 assists for 79 points. He also took a puck or stick to the face and wore the mark like a badge of courage.
The captain, Adam Foote, has a talk with the team MVP, Craig Anderson.
Next up, playofffs. The Av's open against the Sharks on the road and the series comes to Denver on Sunday, April 18.