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Malone, Varlamov lead Avalanche past Ducks

Sunday, 09.22.2013 / 9:22 PM

Associated Press

Three Stars of the Game
Semyon Varlamov
1st
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
GA: 1
PIM: 0
SV%: .974
Kyle Palmieri
2nd
Kyle Palmieri
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 15:59
Matt Beleskey
3rd
Matt Beleskey
G: 0Shots: 7
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 16:55

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
NONE
2nd Period
12:20
COL
Guillaume Desbiens (1) Slapshot - ASST: Matt Hunwick (1), Mitchell Heard (1)
1 - 0 COL
3rd Period
00:57
ANA
Kyle Palmieri (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Francois Beauchemin (1)
1 - 1 Tie
08:27
COL
Brad Malone (1) Tip-in - ASST: NONE
2 - 1 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
07:17
COL
Erik Johnson  Holding  - 2 min against  Hampus Lindholm
08:10
ANA
Jakob Silfverberg  Hooking  - 2 min against  Matt Hunwick
15:53
COL
Guillaume Desbiens  Holding  - 2 min against  Mark Fistric
19:21
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  John Kurtz
19:21
ANA
John Kurtz  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Cody McLeod
2nd Period
07:00
COL
Garrett Meurs  Tripping  - 2 min against  Kyle Palmieri
18:49
ANA
Kyle Palmieri  Tripping  - 2 min against  Mitchell Heard
3rd Period
13:08
COL
Andrew Agozzino  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
goalie stats
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
GA: 1SV%: .974
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
SA: 25TOI: 58:45
GA: 2SV%: .920
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