Anze Kopitar and Mike Richards each had a goal and two assists, and the Los Angeles Kings moved into an eighth-place tie in the Western Conference with their fifth consecutive victory, 5-2 over the stumbling San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
Ryan O'Reilly scored the tying goal with 5:43 left in the third period, Milan Hejduk got the only goal in a shootout and Semyon Varlamov made 31 saves to lead the Avalanche to a 2-1 victory over the Kings on Monday night.
Slava Voynov scored his first two NHL goals, including the go-ahead tally with 6:52 remaining, and the Los Angeles Kings handed the Dallas Stars their first home loss of the season with a 5-3 victory on Thursday night.
Jonathan Quick made 51 saves to help Los Angeles hold on to a big lead that Kyle Clifford and Wayne Simmonds helped provide and the Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in Game 5 on Saturday night to remain alive in their first-round series.
Patric Hornqvist scored two goals, Colin Wilson had a goal and two assists, and the Nashville Predators rallied for their fourth straight victory, 5-2 over the slumping Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.