Nothing really changed much in the great Western Conference playoff race.
But in this case, status quo was almost like a victory for the Kings. They got up Saturday holding a playoff spot and when they departed Staples Center, the Kings still held one by virtue of their 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
They are tied with the Winnipeg Jets for the final wild-card playoff berth but hold the first tiebreaker, regulation and overtime victories. Elsewhere, the host Winnipeg Jets beat the Vancouver Canucks and the visiting Calgary Flames defeated the Edmonton Oilers.
The Kings tied their franchise low in shots allowed as the Avalanche mustered only 10. That matched the...