Series (Game 1 of 4)

Los Angeles leads 3-1

Game 1: Wednesday, October 19th
Game 2: Saturday, November 19th
Game 3: Wednesday, December 28th
Game 4: Monday, March 20th

Kings 5

(5-2-0, 10 pts)

Avalanche 4

(2-3-1, 5 pts)

9:00 PM ET, October 19, 2005

Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

1 2 3 T
LA 1 3 15
COL 3 1 04

P. Demitra (Kings - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

I. Laperriere (Avalanche - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

C. Conroy (Kings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 3

Los Angeles (4-2-0) at Colorado (2-2-1) 9:00 pm EDT

Los Angeles (4-2-0) at Colorado (2-2-1), 9:00 pm EDT

DENVER (Ticker) -- After a successful homestand, the Los Angeles Kings embark on a two-game road trip Wednesday when they visit the struggling Colorado Avalanche.

The Kings won four out of five games following a disappointing season-opening loss at Dallas. On Sunday, Michael Cammalleri collected a goal and an assist to help Los Angeles post a 3-1 triumph over Columbus.

Goaltender Joseph Labarbera continued his impressive start as he stopped 19 shots against the Blue Jackets to improve to 3-0-0 on the young season.

Avalanche top netminder David Aebischer has not enjoyed the same success as his possible counterpart. The Swiss goalie is just 1-2-0 with a 4.05 goals-against average.

Colorado has lost two in a row and three of its last five games and has been idle since Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago. John-Michael Liles had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche.

Los Angeles and Colorado split their four meetings in 2003-04, each winning once to go along with a pair of ties.