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Top Goals Of The 2010-11 Season

Best Of Duchene, Jones, Hejduk, O'Reilly, Porter, Stastny, Yip

Thursday, 08.04.2011 / 6:15 PM / Features
By Kyle Shohara
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Top Goals Of The 2010-11 Season
If you missed any installments of  the "Top Goals" series, you'll be able to find the top-five goals of Matt Duchene, Milan Hejduk, David Jones, Ryan O'Reilly, Kevin Porter, Paul Stastny and Brandon Yip below.


Matt Duchene
In just his second season in the National Hockey League, Duchene led the Avalanche in games played (80) and points (67), tied for first in goals (27) and assists (40), and, with his 27 goals, became the youngest player in franchise history to lead the team in scoring.  Duchene also became the youngest player in franchise history to reach 100 career points at 20 years, 10 days on Jan. 26 vs. Phoenix.  He made his first appearance and became the youngest Avalanche payer to ever participate in an NHL All-Star Game.

November 19, 2010 vs. New York


December 17, 2010 vs. Ottawa


January 10, 2011 vs. Detroit


March 19, 2011 at Edmonton


March 28, 2011 at Anaheim



Milan Hejduk
The 35-year-old winger capped off his 12th year in the NHL (all with the Avalanche) in fine fashion.  He ranked tied for third overall in goals (22), fourth overall in assists (34) and third overall in points (56).  He also led the Avalanche in power play goals (10) and power play points (24).  Hejduk earned his 400th career NHL assist in the season finale, Apr. 10 vs. Edmonton, as part of a two-point night (1-1=2) putting him in sole possession of fourth place on the franchise's all-time scoring list with 357-400=757 points.  Hejduk has tallied 20-or-more goals in all but one of his 12 NHL seasons (rookie year - 14 goals). 

November 6, 2010 vs. Dallas


January 8, 2011 vs. New York


February 3, 2011 vs. Minnesota


February 22, 2011 at St. Louis


March 26, 2011 at Los Angeles



David Jones
In his fourth season with the Avalanche, the 26-year-old shared the team goal-scoring lead with a career-high 27 goals.  He also set career bests in games (77), assists (18) and points (45).  The Guelph, Ontario native led the Avalanche with four game-winning goals and set a new single-season franchise record with three overtime goals.

October 12, 2010 at Detroit


November 15, 2010 vs. St. Louis


January 4, 2011 vs. Buffalo


February 12, 2011 at Nashville


March 28, 2011 at Anaheim



Ryan O'Reilly
Coming off a strong rookie year (8-18=26 points in 81 games), the Avalanche's 2009 second-round pick (33rd overall) matched his point production in the 2010-11 season.  Scoring five more goals than he did during his rookie campaign, O'Reilly finished the season with 13 goals, 13 assists and 26 points in 74 games.  O'Reilly led the Avalanche in takeaways (72) and shared the team lead with six goals in March. 

October 12, 2010 at Detroit


December 17, 2010 vs. Ottawa


January 4, 2011 vs. Buffalo


March 12, 2011 at Nashville


April 1, 2011 at Phoenix



Kevin Porter
A former Hobey Baker Award winner with the Michigan Wolverines, Porter completed his first full season with the Colorado Avalanche setting career highs in goals (14), assists (11), points (25) and games (74) during the 2010-11 season.  Porter also ranked tied for second on the Avalanche with three game-winning goals.

November 17, 2010 vs. San Jose


December 19, 2010 vs. Montreal


February 12, 2011 at Nashville


February 27, 2011 at Anaheim


March 19, 2011 at Edmonton



Paul Stastny
Despite a leg injury that prematurely ended his season, Stastny ranked tied for third in goals (22), third overall in assists (35) and second overall in points (57) in 74 games.  Stastny also led the club in faceoff percentage (53.2%), led all forwards in average time-on-ice (19:44), ranked tied for second in game-winning goals (3) and second overall in total shots (181).  His 22 goals in 2010-11 marked the fourth time in five seasons in which he's tallied 20-or-more goals. 

October 7, 2010 vs. Chicago


October 30, 2010 vs. Columbus


November 12, 2010 at Columbus


December 30, 2010 at Edmonton


February 22, 2011 at St. Louis



Brandon Yip
The 26-year-old surpassed his rookie season total in both goals (12) and points (22).  Yip combined with David Jones to score 17 seconds apart on Nov. 15 vs. St. Louis, the Avalanche's fastest two goals since Oct. 22, 2005.

October 28, 2010 at Calgary


November 6, 2010 vs. Dallas


December 4, 2010 at Tampa Bay


January 24, 2011 vs. St. Louis


April 8, 2011 vs. Dallas
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