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Los Angeles 3, Colorado 1
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 15, 2020
Where: U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Referees: Tom Chmielewski, Chris Rooney
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Greg Devorski
Attendance: 43574

Tyler Toffoli had a hat trick, including two goals in the final 55 seconds, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 in the NHL Stadium Series outdoor game at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday night.

Anze Kopitar and Alex Iafallo had two assists each and Jonathan Quick had 32 saves for Los Angeles, which won consecutive games for the first time in two months.

Samuel Girard scored for the Avalanche, who have lost two in a row.

Saturday was the second NHL outdoor game played at a U.S. Service Academy and the 30th outdoor game in NHL history.

The temperature at puck drop was 32.5 degrees, and it fell throughout the game, but the crowd of 43,574 stuck around to the end.

With overtime looming, Toffoli's snap shot with 55 seconds left broke a 1-1 tie, and he added another into the empty net at 19:55, his 18th of the season.

Philipp Grubauer made 14 saves before leaving after he was hit in the head by teammate Ian Cole as the defenseman was checking L.A. forward Austin Wagner.

Grubauer skated off and was replaced by Pavel Francouz at 2:33 of the third and the game tied 1-1.

Colorado dominated most of the first period, holding a 15-7 advantage in shots, but the Kings got the only goal. It came when Joakim Ryan's shot from near the point went off Iafallo's stick and then off the left post, and ricocheted through the crease to the right side of the net, where Toffoli chipped it in at 14:01.

Colorado continued to throw pucks at Quick and had several scoring chances but couldn't break through until the final minute of the second period.

The Avalanche got a couple of shots on Quick, and in a scramble in front of the net he lost his stick. As Quick reached for it, Girard sent the puck over his left shoulder to tie it at 1-1 with 42 seconds left in the frame.

It was Girard's third of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Los Angeles   Colorado
Tyler Toffoli 3 Points Samuel Girard 1
Tyler Toffoli 3 Goals Samuel Girard 1
Alex Iafallo 2 Assists Mikko Rantanen 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .970 Save Percentage Philipp Grubauer .933
Jonathan Quick 32 Saves Philipp Grubauer 14
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 23 3 0-2 2-2 4 25
Colorado 33 1 0-2 2-2 4 31
Upcoming Games
  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Kings have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .395 after a loss.