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Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche power play have found another gear during the past week.The Avalanche scored three goals with the man advantage for the second time in four games and dominated the Los Angeles Kings 7-3 on Wednesday night.“One of those things that when the power play works Womens Tuukka Rask Jersey , when it’s clicking like that, it feels good and obviously can win you games, which it did tonight,” said Gabriel Landeskog, who was one of nine players who got an assist.Colorado has gone 8 of 11 on the power play during the four-game span. That has propelled them to the top of the league with a 32.9 percent conversion rate, and the 23 goals are tied with Tampa Bay.“The execution has been there,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. “Our guys are hungry to score on the power play. We have a lot of talent on both units. They are being crisp with their passes and in tune.”Los Angeles allowed three power-play goals for the second time in five games and has killed only 11 of 19 penalties over that span.“It’s pretty much always the same story. We lost the special teams battle, and when you lose that, you don’t win many games,” Kings coach Willie Desjardins said.MacKinnon scored one of the power-play goals and has scored on special teams in back-to-back games as the Avalanche have won three of four. Vladislav Kamenev and Colin Wilson also scored on the power play Zdeno Chara Jersey , and Patrik Nemeth, Tyson Barrie, Nikita Zadorov and Matt Calvert scored at even strength.Alexander Kerfoot had three assists, and Mikko Rantanen remained the league’s scoring leader with two assists to increase his total to 34 points. Tyler Jost and Carl Soderbeg both had two assists while MacKinnon and Kamenev had multipoint games.“It brings a lot of confidence when you score that many goals. We just dominated pretty much the whole game,” said Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov, who made 33 saves.Kyle Clifford scored for Los Angeles while Matt Luff and Austin Wagner each had a goal and an assist. Cal Petersen allowed six goals on 31 shots before leaving early in the third and Peter Budaj allowed one goal on three shots.“I don’t know what to say what happened,” Kings captain Anze Kopitar said. “I mean there’s no emotion, no energy, you know nothing and it’s unacceptable.”Kamenev and Clifford exchanged first-period goals, and the Avalanche retook the lead 50 seconds after Clifford’s equalizer. Landeskog fed MacKinnon with a pinpoint pass from behind the net seconds into a power play Xavier Ouellet Jersey Womens , the first of six straight goals for Colorado.Nemeth extended the lead with a 57-foot wrist shot, Wilson netted his power-play goal, and Barrie and Zadorov chased Peterson with goals less than two minutes apart in the third. Calvert redirected Barrie’s pass past Budaj before Luff scored on a one-timer and Wagner got his first NHL goal.NOTES: Barrie has six-game point streak. … Los Angeles C Adrian Kempe suffered a lower-body injury during the first period and did not return. … D Dion Phaneuf, who played in his 1,000th NHL game on Monday night in St. Louis, was honored before the game. … Rantanen has been fined $2,000 by the NHL for diving/embellishment. It is the second time Rantanen has been cited for embellishment this season, which is what triggered the fine. The embellishment penalty happened during the second period of a Nov. 14 game against Boston. … Los Angeles acquired forward Pavel Jenys from Minnesota in exchange for defenseman Stephan Falkovsky. Both players are currently in the ECHL … The Kings honored Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus during the game. Helus was one of 12 who lost his life on Nov. 7 during a mass shooting at a Thousand Oaks country music bar.UP NEXTAvalanche: Travel to Arizona on Friday to complete a three-game road trip.Kings: Host Vancouver on Friday. DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou got the Detroit Red Wings‘ offense going, and Jimmy Howard backed it up.Athanasiou scored twice, including a penalty shot TJ Brodie Jersey , and Jimmy Howard made 40 saves in his 500th game to lead the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.Frans Nielsen scored to break a 2-2 tie late in the second period.“(Athanasiou) doing what he does best in the first period, Frans burying one in the second, that’s all we needed tonight,” Howard said. “It was nice.”Howard joined Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk and Chris Osgood as the only goalies to play 500 games with the Red Wings.“I think one of the biggest things is he’s never satisfied. He’s always looking to get even better,” Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall said about the 34-year-old Howard. “I don’t know if I’ve seen him play better than he has this season to be honest with you. It’s pretty impressive.”Brady Tkachuk and Matt Duchene scored for Ottawa, and Anders Nilsson stopped 26 shots.“We gave Athanasiou two breaks. So we know you’ve got to two-man that guy. You can’t expect on your own to be able to catch up to him,” Senators coach Guy Boucher said.“We got beat there 1-on-1. There’s no defensive mistake there. It’s just 1-on-1, one’s faster than the other. And then the other one, we left the middle open there a little too long, and he took advantage of it Womens Travis Hamonic Jersey , and he got a penalty shot.”Nielsen got the winner with 3:00 left in the second period. He got his ninth goal, from the bottom of the left circle, by converting a pass from Darren Helm after a turnover by Senators defenseman Dylan DeMelo.Duchene had tied it at 2 with 6:21 left in the second. He skated around Detroit defenseman Jonathan Ericsson and beat Howard for his 26th goal.The Red Wings led 2-1 after the first period.Athanasiou scored his first goal with 9:16 left in the first. He cut in off left wing, skated across the crease and beat Nilsson with a backhand shot.Tkachuk tied it with 3:36 remaining in the opening period when he put in a loose puck from in front. It was Tkachuk’s 13th goal.Athanasiou restored Detroit’s lead when he scored on a penalty shot with 2:18 left in the first. Ottawa defenseman Christian Jaros impeded Athanasiou on a breakaway attempt. It was Athanasiou’s career-high 20th goal and third in two games.NOTES: The Red Wings sent rookie defenseman Dennis Cholowski to AHL Grand Rapids after the game. Cholowski had seven goals and 16 points and was minus-20 in 52 games. He was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game on Thursday. … Ottawa was without G Craig Anderson (eye) and D Mark Borowiecki (lower-body injury). … The Red Wings lead the NHL with four penalty shot attempts this season. They’ve been successful on two (both by Athanasiou), which ties the Vancouver Canucks for the league lead.UP NEXTSenators: At Winnipeg on Saturday night.Red Wings: At Philadelphia on Saturday night.