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3/9/16 Ducks vs. Avalanche

game recap

Avalanche end Ducks' point streak at 14

Colorado's Varlamov makes 37 saves for shutout

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Correspondent

Varlamov stops 37 in shutout

ANA@COL: Varlamov shuts out Ducks on 37 saves

3/9/16: Semyon Varlamov shuts out the Ducks in a 3-0 win for the Avalanche, notching 37 saves in a dominant defensive effort

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DENVER -- Semyon Varlamov made 37 saves to help the Colorado Avalanche defeat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 at Pepsi Center on Wednesday, ending the Ducks' 14-game streak without a regulation loss.

Anaheim (37-20-9) had gone 12-0-2 since a 6-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 8, its lone regulation defeat in 21 games.

"I feel pretty good," said Varlamov, who has two shutouts this season and 20 in his NHL career. "I don't want to talk about myself, how I played, to be honest with you, because I've been playing up and down. It was one of the best games for us this year.

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Avalanche hoping to ground Ducks

Anaheim flying with 18-1-2 mark in past 21 games

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Correspondent

DUCKS (37-19-9) at AVALANCHE (34-30-4)

TV: 10 p.m. ET; KCOP-13, ALT, NHL.TV

DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche defenseman Francois Beauchemin isn't surprised the Anaheim Ducks have climbed their way into first place in the Pacific Division after a slow start. He spent the previous five seasons with the Ducks and will play against them for the second time Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

"I think everybody was surprised by the way they started," said Beauchemin, who signed a three-year, $13.5 million contract as a free agent with the Avalanche on July 1. "They had to come back at some point, and since the Christmas break they've been the hottest team in the League. They have depth from top to bottom in their lineup, so this will be a good challenge for us."

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