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Avalanche 2, Coyotes 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 2, Coyotes 1
Phoenix Coyotes 1, Colorado Avalanche 2

DENVER (AP) - Rookie Matt Duchene scored his second goal of the game with 4:33 left, Craig Anderson made 33 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Duchene, the third overall pick in the June draft, redirected Brett Clark's shot from the blue line past Ilya Bryzgalov for the winning score. The NHL rookie goals leader, Duchene boosted his total to 20 with his fifth multi-goal game of the season.

It was the Avs' second win in two games against Phoenix this season. The Coyotes lost for only the second time in their last 10 games.

Phoenix tied it at 1-1 on Martin Hanzal's rebound shot at 4:24 of the second.

The Coyotes missed a chance to go ahead later in the second when Anderson used his glove to deflect Radim Vrbata's wrist shot on a breakaway.

Midway through the first period, Duchene found himself open in front of the net and banged home the rebound of a Chris Stewart shot from the circle. Duchene hit the puck clean with his stick, shooting it past Bryzgalov's glove for the Avalanche's NHL-leading eighth goal with a man-advantage.

Still, it was only the third time Colorado had scored a power-play goal in its last 28 chances over nine games.

NOTES: Both teams have one game remaining before the NHL's Olympic break. ... Colorado defenseman John-Michael Liles was a healthy scratch for a fourth consecutive game. ... Phoenix's Taylor Pyatt remains a goal shy of 100 for his career. ... Duchene became the fifth Avalanche rookie to score 20 goals in a season and took over the team lead in goals. ... Avs defensman Adam Foote suffered a back injury and did not play after the first period. ... The Avs completed a 4-0 homestand.

scoring summary
1st Period
07:58
COL
PPG - Matt Duchene (19) ASST: Chris Stewart (23), Kyle Quincey (20)
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
04:24
PHX
Martin Hanzal (8) ASST: Shane Doan (30), Petr Prucha (9)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
15:27
COL
Matt Duchene (20) ASST: Brett Clark (14), Ryan Wilson (12)
2 - 1 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
02:54
PHX
Lauri Korpikoski  Hooking against  Darcy Tucker
05:58
PHX
Adrian Aucoin  Hi-sticking against  Darcy Tucker
07:19
PHX
Jim Vandermeer  Too many men on the ice
12:05
COL
Cody McLeod  Roughing against  Jim Vandermeer
12:05
PHX
Jim Vandermeer  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
2nd Period
09:04
COL
Marek Svatos  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
3rd Period
00:41
COL
Ryan O'Reilly  Tripping against  Keith Yandle
04:41
COL
Ryan O'Reilly  Hi-sticking against  Vernon Fiddler
07:21
COL
Ryan Wilson  Hooking against  Vernon Fiddler
07:26
PHX
Adrian Aucoin  Tripping against  Kyle Cumiskey
11:16
COL
Brandon Yip  Hi-sticking against  Zbynek Michalek
11:20
PHX
Matthew Lombardi  Hi-sticking against  Kyle Cumiskey
18:18
PHX
Ed Jovanovski  Interference against  Brandon Yip
19:06
PHX
Martin Hanzal  Boarding against  Kyle Cumiskey
19:06
PHX
Martin Hanzal  Game misconduct against  Kyle Cumiskey
goalie stats
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
32-16-4
SA: 25TOI: 59:14
Saves: 23EV: 15 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .920SH: 2 - 2
Craig Anderson
SA: 34TOI: 60:00
Saves: 33EV: 28 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .971SH: 4 - 4
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