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Malone, Varlamov lead Avalanche past Ducks

Monday, 09.23.2013 / 12:27 AM

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Malone, Varlamov lead Avalanche past Ducks
Colorado Avalanche 2, Anaheim Ducks 1
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

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."

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
12:20
COL
Guillaume Desbiens (1) Slapshot - ASST: Matt Hunwick (1), Mitchell Heard (1)
1 - 0 COL
3rd Period
00:57
ANA
Kyle Palmieri (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Francois Beauchemin (1)
1 - 1 Tie
08:27
COL
Brad Malone (1) Tip-in - ASST: NONE
2 - 1 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
07:17
COL
Erik Johnson  Holding  - 2 min against  Hampus Lindholm
08:10
ANA
Jakob Silfverberg  Hooking  - 2 min against  Matt Hunwick
15:53
COL
Guillaume Desbiens  Holding  - 2 min against  Mark Fistric
19:21
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  John Kurtz
19:21
ANA
John Kurtz  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Cody McLeod
2nd Period
07:00
COL
Garrett Meurs  Tripping  - 2 min against  Kyle Palmieri
18:49
ANA
Kyle Palmieri  Tripping  - 2 min against  Mitchell Heard
3rd Period
13:08
COL
Andrew Agozzino  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
goalie stats
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
GA: 1SV%: .974
Jonas Hiller
SA: 25TOI: 58:45
GA: 2SV%: .920