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 DENVER (AP) -Derek Armstrong and Scott Thornton scored goals 1:17 apart in the third period and the Los Angeles Kings broke an eight-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
The Kings had only 10 shots on goal through the first two periods, but picked up the pace in the final 20 minutes, peppering Jose Theodore with 13 shots.
Theodore was filling in for Peter Budaj, who had made seven straight starts, going 5-1-1.
Jean-Sebastien Aubin stopped 29 shots for the Kings, including a skate save on a wrist shot by Jaroslav Hlinka late in the final period.
Flyers 4, Lightning 2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Joffrey Lupul scored on a penalty shot and added two assists.
Mike Knuble, Scott Hartnell and Kimmo Timonen also scored for Philadelphia, who have won two in a row following a six-game losing streak. Martin Biron made 31 saves.
Tampa Bay, which has lost nine of 11, got goals from Vincent Lecavalier and Vinny Prospal. The Lightning have lost to the Flyers just twice in the last 14 meetings between the teams.
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