Malone, Varlamov lead Avalanche past Ducks

Associated Press | Sunday, 09.22.2013 / 11:22 PM

Semyon Varlamov made 37 saves and Brad Malone got the go-ahead goal with 11:33 left in the third, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 preseason victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.

Guillaume Desbiens opened the scoring for Colorado at 12:20 of the second period with a 45-foot wrist shot past Jonas Hiller's glove, following a turnover by forward Jakob Silfverberg in the Anaheim zone. Silfverberg left the game with 5:02 remaining because of an undisclosed injury.

Kyle Palmieri tied it 57 seconds into the third on a breakaway goal set up by defenseman Francois Beauchemin, who played his first game since reconstructive surgery on his right knee.

Hiller finished with 23 saves.

The Avalanche continues its preseason schedule Tuesday as it begins a home-and-home series against the Dallas Stars at Pepsi Center. Colorado will play at Dallas on Thursday night before wrapping up the preseason Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev., against the Los Angeles Kings.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
12:20COL Guillaume Desbiens (1) Slapshot - ASST: Matt Hunwick (1), Mitchell Heard (1) 1 - 0 COL
3rd Period
00:57ANA Kyle Palmieri (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Francois Beauchemin (1) 1 - 1 Tie
08:27COL Brad Malone (1) Tip-in - ASST: NONE 2 - 1 COL
Three Stars of the Game
Semyon Varlamov
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
GA: 1
PIM: 0
SV%: .974
Kyle Palmieri
Kyle Palmieri
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 15:59
Matt Beleskey
Matt Beleskey
G: 0Shots: 7
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 16:55
Penalty Summary
1st Period
07:17COL Erik Johnson  Holding  - 2 min against  Hampus Lindholm
08:10ANA Jakob Silfverberg  Hooking  - 2 min against  Matt Hunwick
15:53COL Guillaume Desbiens  Holding  - 2 min against  Mark Fistric
19:21COL Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  John Kurtz
19:21ANA John Kurtz  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Cody McLeod
2nd Period
07:00COL Garrett Meurs  Tripping  - 2 min against  Kyle Palmieri
18:49ANA Kyle Palmieri  Tripping  - 2 min against  Mitchell Heard
3rd Period
13:08COL Andrew Agozzino  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/20/4
Faceoff Wins2925
Blocked Shots64
Penalty Minutes139
2N. HoldenD0011019:23
6E. JohnsonD0001217:59
8J. HejdaD0002022:58
10M. OlverC0002014:11
12J. WymanR0000017:47
16C. SarichD0001023:53
18A. AgozzinoL00-10216:17
20B. LergC00-13016:40
22M. HunwickD0110017:57
27G. DesbiensR1012211:34
28P. CareyC0002014:59
36G. MeursC00-12215:22
37C. SmithC0011013:28
42B. MaloneC1013015:36
46S. ElliottD0003017:55
48M. HeardC011009:03
55C. McLeodL0012514:09
58P. BordeleauL0010012:54
1S. Varlamov3738.97460:00
30S. Aittokallio00.0000:00
7A. CoglianoL0001017:37
8T. SelanneR00-11017:29
11S. KoivuC0003017:16
17D. PennerR0002016:31
21K. PalmieriR1015215:59
23F. BeaucheminD0103020:04
25B. StaubitzR00-11011:05
28M. FistricD0001018:27
33J. SilfverbergR0002216:42
34D. WinnikL0002016:02
39M. BeleskeyL00-17016:55
40N. YonkmanD0000019:46
41J. KurtzL000057:17
43G. ExelbyD0000016:43
47H. LindholmD0003018:28
53S. TheodoreD00-22022:06
67R. RakellC00-10014:58
77D. Smith-PellyR0005013:50
1J. Hiller2325.92058:45
72I. Bobkov00.0000:00