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Ducks defeat Avalanche, keep division hopes alive

Anaheim can win Pacific by defeating Capitals on Sunday

by Rick Sadowski / Correspondent

DENVER -- Jakob Silfverberg scored twice and Corey Perry had three assists to help the Anaheim Ducks defeat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 at Pepsi Center on Saturday. 

Anaheim (45-25-11) can win the Pacific Division with a victory at the Washington Capitals on Sunday. The Ducks trail the Los Angeles Kings by one point; the Kings lost to the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in a shootout Saturday in their regular-season finale.

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Ducks, Avalanche score three in 49 seconds

Colorado answers goal by Anaheim with two in less than minute @NHLdotcom

Garbutt's nifty top-shelf goal

ANA@COL: Garbutt splits two defenders, goes top-shelf

4/9/16: Ryan Garbutt makes a slick move between two defenders and rips his shot, going top-shelf, lighting the lamp midway through the 2nd

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The Colorado Avalanche scored twice in 32 seconds, answering 17 seconds after an Anaheim Ducks goal in the second period at Pepsi Center on Saturday.

Ryan Garbutt gave Anaheim a 3-0 lead at 9:37. Goals by Nick Holden at 9:54 and Jarome Iginla at 10:26 got Colorado within 3-2.

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Shorthanded Ducks visit Avalanche

Vatenen, Rakell, Andersen likely out for Anaheim @NHLdotcom

DUCKS (44-25-11) at AVALANCHE (39-38-4)

TV: 5:30 p.m. ET; SN1, PRIME, FS-D, ALT, NHL.TV

Season series: The Colorado Avalanche have won their first two games against the Anaheim Ducks without allowing a goal. Reto Berra made 35 saves in a 3-0 victory at Honda Center on Oct. 16, and Semyon Varlamov had 37 saves in a 3-0 victory at Pepsi Center on March 9 that ended Anaheim's 14-game point streak.

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