FINAL
CHI
4
DET
3
FINAL
NYI
0
NSH
2
FINAL
BUF
3
TOR
5
FINAL
COL
2
ANA
1
COL
ANA

25 SOG
38 SOG

Malone, Varlamov lead Avalanche past Ducks

NHL.com | Monday, 09.23.2013 / 12:27 AM

Brad Malone broke a 1-1 tie with 11:33 remaining in regulation and Semyon Varlamov made 37 saves to lift the Colorado Avalanche past the Anaheim Ducks, 2-1, at Honda Center.

Kyle Palmieri had the lone goal for the Ducks, which came 57 seconds into the third period. Palmiere, who had 21 points in 42 games last season, beat Varlamov on a breakaway to make it 1-1.

Palmieri's goal was set up by Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin, who played his first game since reconstructive surgery on his right knee.

"It was good to take a regular shift, give hits and take hits," Beauchemin said. "It's been a long summer, and I haven't had a chance to play any scrimmages during training camp. That was my first real game-type situation. It was good to play out there tonight."

Guillaume Desbiens gave the Avalanche a 1-0 lead at 12:20 of the second period, when he took a pass from Matt Hunwick and ripped a wrist shot past Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller (23 saves).

"We played really well in the first, but we let the game get away from us afterwards," Hiller said. "I thought I had a couple good saves, but it's always a disappointment if you lose."

Anaheim right wing Jakob Silfverberg left in the third period with an apparent lower-body injury.

"He got banged up. Right now, it's day-to-day," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Like all our injuries, we seem to have an awful lot of banged up guys that are not long term. They're just banged up. Hopefully, within the next two to three days, they'll all be skating, and within a week they'll be right in game shape and ready to go."

1st2nd3rdT
COL
ANA
Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
12:20COL Guillaume Desbiens (1) Slapshot - ASST: Matt Hunwick (1), Mitchell Heard (1) 1 - 0 COL
3rd Period
00:57ANA Kyle Palmieri (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Francois Beauchemin (1) 1 - 1 Tie
08:27COL Brad Malone (1) Tip-in - ASST: NONE 2 - 1 COL
Three Stars of the Game
Semyon Varlamov
1st
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
GA: 1
PIM: 0
SV%: .974
Kyle Palmieri
2nd
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 15:59
Matt Beleskey
3rd
G: 0Shots: 7
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 16:55
Penalty Summary
1st Period
07:17COL Erik Johnson  Holding  - 2 min against  Hampus Lindholm
08:10ANA Jakob Silfverberg  Hooking  - 2 min against  Matt Hunwick
15:53COL Guillaume Desbiens  Holding  - 2 min against  Mark Fistric
19:21COL Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  John Kurtz
19:21ANA John Kurtz  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Cody McLeod
2nd Period
07:00COL Garrett Meurs  Tripping  - 2 min against  Kyle Palmieri
18:49ANA Kyle Palmieri  Tripping  - 2 min against  Mitchell Heard
3rd Period
13:08COL Andrew Agozzino  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
shots by period
PeriodCOLANA
1st615
2nd1212
3rd711
Total2538
Team Stats
CategoryCOLANA
Power Plays0/20/4
Hits2328
Faceoff Wins2925
Giveaways13
Takeaways21
Blocked Shots64
Penalty Minutes139
  • COLORADO
  • ANAHEIM
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2N. HoldenD0011019:23
6E. JohnsonD0001217:59
8J. HejdaD0002022:58
10M. OlverC0002014:11
12J. WymanR0000017:47
16C. SarichD0001023:53
18A. AgozzinoL00-10216:17
20B. LergC00-13016:40
22M. HunwickD0110017:57
27G. DesbiensR1012211:34
28P. CareyC0002014:59
36G. MeursC00-12215:22
37C. SmithC0011013:28
42B. MaloneC1013015:36
46S. ElliottD0003017:55
48M. HeardC011009:03
55C. McLeodL0012514:09
58P. BordeleauL0010012:54
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1S. Varlamov3738.97460:00
30S. Aittokallio00.0000:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
7A. CoglianoC0001017:37
8T. SelanneR00-11017:29
11S. KoivuC0003017:16
17D. PennerR0002016:31
21K. PalmieriR1015215:59
23F. BeaucheminD0103020:04
25B. StaubitzR00-11011:05
28M. FistricD0001018:27
33J. SilfverbergR0002216:42
34D. WinnikC0002016:02
39M. BeleskeyL00-17016:55
40N. YonkmanD0000019:46
41J. KurtzL000057:17
43G. ExelbyD0000016:43
47H. LindholmD0003018:28
53S. TheodoreD00-22022:06
67R. RakellC00-10014:58
77D. Smith-PellyR0005013:50
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1J. Hiller2325.92058:45
72I. Bobkov00.0000:00