Surging Kings hold on to top Avalanche

LOS ANGELES — Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, Jarret Stoll and defenseman Drew Doughty scored power-play goals, and the Los Angeles Kings held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday.

Defenseman Alec Martinez also scored for the Kings, 11-1-3 since Jan. 22 following a 2-10 stretch.

David Jones scored two goals 39 seconds apart during the third period for Colorado after the Kings staked goalie Jonathan Quick to a 4-0 lead on Stoll's goal with 14:03 to play.

Stars 3, Predators 2

At Dallas, Loui Eriksson scored a go-ahead, power-play goal with 3:42 left to give Dallas a win and send Nashville to its fourth straight loss.

Red Wings 3, Sabres 2, SO

At Buffalo, N.Y., Jiri Hudler tied it with 58 seconds remaining and Pavel Datsyuk also scored in regulation, then both had goals in the shootout to lift Detroit over Buffalo.

Detroit backup goalie Joey MacDonald, who stopped 30 shots, made saves on Drew Stafford and Thomas Vanek in the shootout to give the Red Wings their fifth straight road win.

Canadiens 4, Hurricanes 3

At Montreal, Andrei Kostitsyn scored on Montreal's first power play with 3:53 left to give the Canadiens a win over Carolina.

Penguins 6, Maple Leafs 5, SO

At Toronto, Alex Kovalev is already making the most of his return to Pittsburgh, scoring the only goal of the shootout after netting one in regulation in his new team's win over Toronto.

Kovalev starred in his second game back with the Penguins after being acquired from Ottawa on Thursday.

Senators 4, Flyers 1

At Ottawa, Erik Condra netted his first two NHL goals, and Chris Phillips also scored in what could be his final game with Ottawa in a win against Philadelphia.

Capitals 3, Islanders 2

At Uniondale, N.Y., Alexander Semin snapped a tie 5:41 into the third period, and Michal Neuvirth made 29 saves for Washington, which rallied to beat the New York Islanders.

Bruins 3, Canucks 1

At Vancouver, British Columbia, Milan Lucic scored the go-ahead goal on a rebound with 4:38 left and Patrice Bergeron added an insurance marker into an empty net for the Bruins.

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