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game recap

Ducks 6, Avalanche 2

Friday, 03.11.2011 / 9:44 PM

Associated Press

DENVER (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists, and Corey Perry and Saku Koivu each had a goal and an assist to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the slumping Colorado Avalanche, 6-2, on Friday night.

Bobby Ryan, Brad Winchester and Dan Sexton also scored, Teemu Selanne and Luca Sbisa each had two assists and Dan Ellis made 24 saves for Anaheim. The Ducks are ninth in the Western Conference, two points behind Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix and Calgary.

David Jones and Ryan O'Reilly scored for Colorado, and Brian Elliott made 27 saves. The Avalanche has dropped 17 of 18 games and has only six wins since the calendar flipped to 2011.

O'Reilly opened the scoring with 44 seconds left in the first period, but the Ducks scored four goals in the first 10:13 of the second to take a 4-2 lead.

Anaheim tied it when Selanne fed a driving Koivu in the slot for a one-timer just 34 seconds into the period. Getzlaf made it 2-1 with a power-play goal at 3:26, his 17th goal of the season.

The Avalanche evened the game when Paul Stastny fed Jones in front of the Anaheim net, and he chipped the puck past Ellis for his team-leading 24th goal of the season.

Just 28 seconds later, Getzlaf stole the puck from Matt Duchene along the boards and sent a pass to Perry, who beat Elliott for his 34th goal of the year. Dan Sexton made it 4-2 with his fourth goal of the year at 10:13, capping a stretch that saw the Ducks net four goals in a span of 9:39.

Ryan and Winchester scored midway through the final period to make it 6-2.

NOTES: Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk injured a shoulder in the second period and did not return. ... Avalanche center Paul Stastny also left the game after suffering a back injury in the third period. ... Colorado defenseman John-Michael Liles (leg injury) sat out for the first time this season. ... The Avalanche is the only NHL team to not have a game decided by a shootout on home ice.

scoring summary
1st Period
19:16
COL
Ryan O'Reilly (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Wilson (10), Ryan O'Byrne (7)
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
00:34
ANA
Saku Koivu (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Teemu Selanne (41), Luca Sbisa (7)
1 - 1 Tie
03:26
ANA
PPG - Ryan Getzlaf (17) Wrist shot - ASST: Corey Perry (39), Teemu Selanne (42)
2 - 1 ANA
04:52
COL
David Jones (24) Wrist shot - ASST: Paul Stastny (33), Erik Johnson (17)
2 - 2 Tie
05:20
ANA
Corey Perry (34) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (38)
3 - 2 ANA
10:13
ANA
Dan Sexton (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Brandon McMillan (9)
4 - 2 ANA
3rd Period
10:00
ANA
Bobby Ryan (32) Tip-in - ASST: Lubomir Visnovsky (41), Ryan Getzlaf (39)
5 - 2 ANA
12:13
ANA
Brad Winchester (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Saku Koivu (22), Luca Sbisa (8)
6 - 2 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
08:11
ANA
Jarkko Ruutu  Holding against  Philippe Dupuis
09:07
ANA
Brandon McMillan  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
09:15
COL
David Jones  Holding against  Francois Beauchemin
13:37
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Brad Winchester
13:37
ANA
Brad Winchester  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
14:50
COL
Ryan O'Byrne  Cross checking against  Corey Perry
15:52
ANA
Saku Koivu  Holding the stick against  Daniel Winnik
2nd Period
02:46
COL
Jay McClement  Tripping against  Ryan Getzlaf
04:16
ANA
Brad Winchester  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Cody McLeod
04:16
COL
Cody McLeod  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Brad Winchester
08:26
ANA
Bobby Ryan  Slashing against  Ryan O'Byrne
08:26
COL
Ryan O'Byrne  Cross checking against  Bobby Ryan
11:34
ANA
Brad Winchester  Interference against  Adam Foote
3rd Period
10:09
COL
Jay McClement  Hooking against  Brad Winchester
goalie stats
Dan Ellis
Dan Ellis
18-8-7
SA: 26TOI: 59:41
Saves: 24EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .923SH: 1 - 1
Brian Elliott
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 27EV: 20 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .818SH: 1 - 1
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