DENVER- Craig Conroy scored the winning goal with 58 seconds left to lift Los Angeles as Colorado blew a three-goal lead for the second time in a week.

Conroy scored his first goal of the season, beating David Aebischer to mark the second big Avs meltdown in six nights. The Avalanche finished their homestand 1-2-1, including a 5-4 loss to Nashville last Thursday after leading 3-0 early.

Los Angeles pulled within 4-3 on a shot from top of the circle by Lubomir Visnovsky and the Kings tied it when Sean Avery knocked in a pass from Eric Belanger.

Ian Laperriere scored twice and Andrew Brunette had a goal to give the Avs a 3-1 lead after the first period. Joe Sakic scored his third goal of the season at the 6:35 mark of the second to push the lead to three.

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