Rene Bourque

Avalanche pile it on struggling Kings, 4-1

Avalanche pile it on struggling Kings, 4-1

The Kings haven’t yet reached the one-quarter mark of their schedule, so they saw no point in overreacting after a 4-1 loss to Colorado on Tuesday at the Pepsi Center extended their winless streak to four games. 

That’s wise. But what matters is how well they react and if they avoid repeating the small but crucial mistakes they made in a defeat that gave them a 1-3-1 record on a trip that started with an exhilarating rout in Toronto.

The Avalanche scored two goals 22 seconds apart early in the second period on a wraparound by Patrick Wiercioch and a deflection by Rene Bourque after Kings center Nic Dowd had lost successive faceoffs to Avalanche center Carl...

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