tallied his first two goals of the preseason in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Las Vegas, NV., on Saturday night.
The 20-year-old center got the Avs on the board at 12:29 of the first period with a shot that beat Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick.
The lead would increase to two, when Paul Stastny
scored an unassisted goal less than a minute later.
Duchene would tally his second goal of the night on a five-on-three power play, as he banged home a rebound at 11:47 of the second period. David Jones
increased the lead to four goals just 29 seconds later, putting the game out of reach.
Simon Gagne scored the lone goal for the Kings 54 seconds into the third period.
Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov
turned aside 13-of-14 shots en route to the victory. Milan Hejduk
and Erik Johnson
finished with two assists apiece.
The Avalanche finished the preseason with a 2-4-0 record.