Five final thoughts on the Kings vs Avs at Frozen Fury 2011

In front of a sell-out crowd at the MGM Grand on Saturday (announced as 11.478), the Kings lost 4-1 to the Colorado Avalanche. To close the chapter on this year’s event, here are five post-game notes…

– The last time the Kings lost a 60-minute game to the Avalanche in Las Vegas was all the way back on September 30, 2000. Peter Forsberg had four points that night (two goals, two assists), including setting up Chris Drury for the game winner with 31 seconds left.

– The only other time the Kings scored a single goal in a Frozen Fury game was 2005. Fresh off the NHL lockout the season before, Dustin Brown scored for LA that night. But, it wasn’t enough, as the Kings eventually lost in overtime by a score of 2-1.

– Frozen Fury IX in 2006 saw the Las Vegas debut of Anze Kopitar, and he waited until late in the game to let his full presence be known, setting up Patrick O’Sullivan for the game winning goal with 52 seconds remaining. Since then, he had picked up at least one goal in every game – 2007 (goal and an assist), 2008 (power play goal), 2009 (two goals) and 2010 (goal and an assist). This year, he came away empty handed in the goal department. However, with an assist on Simon Gagne‘s goal, Kopitar pushed his points streak to six straight games in Las Vegas.

– All three stars of the game were from the Avs – 1. Matt Duchene, 2. Milan Hejduk, 3. Eric Johnson

– Although the event wasn’t televised, fan-filmed footage of Gagne’s goal can be found here

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