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McGinn, Avalanche hand Kings 2nd straight OT loss

  • Members of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate a game-winning goal by Jamie McGinn in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Avalanche won 1-0 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Members of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate a game-winning goal by Jamie McGinn in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Avalanche won 1-0 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov, top, of Russia, and Colorado Avalanche's Paul Stastny go after the puck as Los Angeles Kings goalie Ben Scrivens, right, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Avalanche won 1-0 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov, top, of Russia, and Colorado Avalanche's Paul Stastny go after the puck as Los Angeles Kings goalie Ben Scrivens, right, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Avalanche won 1-0 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, right, of Russia, makes a save in front of Los Angeles Kings' Kyle Clifford during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, right, of Russia, makes a save in front of Los Angeles Kings' Kyle Clifford during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

Jamie McGinn scored 2:32 into overtime and Semyon Varlamov won his third straight start with 19 saves, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

Varlamov's 12th career shutout came one day after prosecutors in Denver filed a misdemeanor assault charge against him because of a complaint by his girlfriend that he attacked her on Oct. 30.

McGinn's fourth goal of the season and first game-winner helped the Avalanche (17-5-0) improve the best start in franchise history. They are 15-0 when they score first.

The Kings, coming off a 2-1 overtime loss to New Jersey on Thursday, were shut out for the first time this season and ended an eight-game stretch in which they recorded at least one point.

Ben Scrivens made 32 saves in his sixth straight start for the injured Jonathan Quick.