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Iginla has 2 goals, Varlamov stops 36 shots as Avalanche beat Senators 5-2

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DENVER - Jarome Iginla scored twice and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Thursday night.

Semyon Varlamov followed up his 54-save shutout at Chicago with 36 saves for the Avalanche, who have won four of five. Erik Johnson, Brad Stuart and Daniel Briere also had goals for Colorado.

Iginla got the Avalanche on the board first with his 11th goal of the season. He took a pass from Alex Tanguay down low, circled around and beat Craig Anderson with a wrister at 8:20 of the first period.

His goal just 23 seconds into the third period made it a 4-1 game. It was Iginla's 572nd career goal and moved him within one of Mike Bossy for 20th on the NHL's career list.

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