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Horcoff, Santorelli lead Ducks past Avalanche @NHLdotcom

Shawn Horcoff and Mike Santorelli scored goals 1:49 apart early in the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 in a preseason game at Honda Center on Thursday.

Horcoff opened the scoring at 3:10 of the first period, and Santorelli scored at 4:59. Hampus Lindholm had an assist on each goal.

Carl Hagelin, playing his first preseason game for the Ducks after being acquired from the New York Rangers on June 27, scored into an empty net with 2:29 remaining in regulation.

Anaheim goaltender John Gibson made 20 saves in two periods before being removed from the game because of illness. Anton Khudobin made 11 saves in the third period for the Ducks, who are 4-0-1 and conclude their preseason against the San Jose Sharks at home Saturday.

Semyon Varlamov finished with 30 saves for the Avalanche (1-3-1), who play their final preseason game against the Los Angeles Kings in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Colorado's Matt Duchene scored in a demonstration of the NHL's new 3-on-3 overtime format.

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