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Ducks 4, Avalanche 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Ducks 4, Avalanche 2
Anaheim Ducks 4, Colorado Avalanche 2

DENVER (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf scored with 25.9 seconds remaining, completing a late rally by the Anaheim Ducks for a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.

Trailing 2-0 late in the third period, the Ducks scored four unanswered goals for their fourth win in five games. Scott Niedermayer and Dan Sexton had goals to tie up the game, then Getzlaf scored the go-ahead goal.

The Avalanche pulled goalie Craig Anderson for the final seconds, and Todd Marchant added an empty-net goal.

Jonas Hiller had 15 saves to bump his winning streak to four games.

Brandon Yip opened the game's scoring for Colorado at the 2:09 mark of the first period with his first NHL goal, while Paul Stastny added another in the third period.

The Avalanche appeared to be cruising toward the win, when the wheels suddenly flew off.

Niedermayer scored his fourth goal of the season with just over seven minutes remaining. Anderson was none too pleased, though, as he felt Bobby Ryan interfered with him in the goal crease.

However, the play never went to review.

With 4:55 remaining, Sexton tied the game when he slapped in a pass from Saku Koivu. The Pepsi Center crowd suddenly went quiet.

The game seemed headed for overtime, but Getzlaf gobbled up a loose puck and knocked it by a sprawled-out Anderson to complete the stunning rally. It was the fourth straight game in which Getzlaf has scored a goal.

Despite the late-game collapse, the Avalanche heads into the Christmas break leading the Northwest Division. The Ducks have one more game before the holiday hiatus, traveling to Phoenix on Wednesday night.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:09
COL
Brandon Yip (1) Snap shot - ASST: Matt Hendricks (1), Brett Clark (11)
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
03:28
COL
Paul Stastny (9) Tip-in - ASST: John-Michael Liles (11), Wojtek Wolski (22)
2 - 0 COL
12:26
ANA
Scott Niedermayer (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Corey Perry (23), Ryan Getzlaf (31)
2 - 1 COL
15:05
ANA
Dan Sexton (5) Slapshot - ASST: Saku Koivu (13), Matt Beleskey (3)
2 - 2 Tie
19:34
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf (10) Backhand shot - ASST: Corey Perry (24), Bobby Ryan (13)
3 - 2 ANA
19:49
ANA
EN - Todd Marchant (5) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
4 - 2 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
03:35
ANA
Nick Boynton  Hi-sticking against  Paul Stastny
11:15
COL
Kyle Quincey  Cross checking against  Dan Sexton
17:48
COL
Matt Hendricks  Holding against  Sheldon Brookbank
2nd Period
02:45
ANA
Kyle Chipchura  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Hendricks
02:45
COL
Matt Hendricks  Fighting (maj) against  Kyle Chipchura
12:51
COL
Scott Hannan  Tripping against  Corey Perry
18:44
ANA
Matt Beleskey  Slashing against  Kyle Quincey
3rd Period
08:10
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Hi-sticking against  Wojtek Wolski
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
11-9-2
SA: 17TOI: 59:57
Saves: 15EV: 13 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .882SH: 0 - 0
Craig Anderson
SA: 42TOI: 59:54
Saves: 39EV: 30 - 33
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .929SH: 3 - 3
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