|PHX||0||1||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|COL||1||0||1||(0 - 0)||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.
|PPG - Matt Duchene (19) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Stewart (23), Kyle Quincey (20)|
1 - 0 COL
|Martin Hanzal (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Shane Doan (30), Petr Prucha (9)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Matt Duchene (20) Deflected shot - ASST: Brett Clark (14), Ryan Wilson (12)|
2 - 1 COL
|Lauri Korpikoski Hooking against Darcy Tucker|
|Adrian Aucoin Hi-sticking against Darcy Tucker|
|Jim Vandermeer Too many men/ice - bench|
|Cody McLeod Roughing against Jim Vandermeer|
|Jim Vandermeer Roughing against Cody McLeod|
|Marek Svatos Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Ryan O'Reilly Tripping against Keith Yandle|
|Ryan O'Reilly Hi-sticking against Vernon Fiddler|
|Ryan Wilson Hooking against Vernon Fiddler|
|Adrian Aucoin Tripping against Kyle Cumiskey|
|Brandon Yip Hi-sticking against Zbynek Michalek|
|Matthew Lombardi Hi-sticking against Kyle Cumiskey|
|Ed Jovanovski Interference against Brandon Yip|
|Martin Hanzal Boarding (maj) against Kyle Cumiskey|
|Martin Hanzal Game misconduct against Kyle Cumiskey|
|SA: 25||TOI: 59:14|
|Saves: 23||EV: 15 - 16|
|PIM: 0||PP: 6 - 7|
|SV%: .920||SH: 2 - 2|
|SA: 34||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 33||EV: 28 - 29|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 1|
|SV%: .971||SH: 4 - 4|