Avalanche 5, Kings 4
Sep. 21, 1998
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Colorado's Keith Jones lifted a loose puck over fallen Los Angeles goalie Frederic Chabot with 7:05 to play, giving the Avalanche a 5-4 exhibition victory Sunday night.
Los Angeles broke a 3-3 tie at 7:04 of the third period on Luc Robitaille's power-play goal. Valeri Kamensky, on his knees in the slot, answered for the Avalanche at 9:29, pushing a rebound of teammate Chris Drury's shot past Chabot, who had 24 saves.
Don MacLean gave the Kings the lead scoring on a tip-in at 2:34 of the first period. However, Colorado made it 2-1 on short-handed goals by Brad Larsen and Peter Forsberg in a 14-second span just five minutes in the game which was played at the MGM Grand Garden.
Colorado goalie Craig Billington stopped 18 of 21 shots in 28 minutes, while reserve Marc Denis stopped all but one of 23 shots.