Colorado 3, Arizona 2

Thursday, December 29, 2011 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 18-16-2-2 7-8-2-1 11-8-0-1 L4
Colorado 20-18-1-0 13-10-0-0 7-8-1-0 W1


Rookie Gabriel Landeskog scored to snap a tie midway through the third period and Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves as the Colorado Avalanche returned to their winning ways at home with a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.
Kevin Porter tallied for the second straight contest and rookie defenseman Stefan Elliott also scored for Colorado, which rebounded after seeing its eight-game home winning streak come to an end with a 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.
The win came with a cost, as center Matt Duchene suffered a knee injury during the first period and did not return.
With the game tied at 2-2, Chuck Kobasew's shot was denied by Jason LaBarbera but Landeskog collected the loose puck and wristed it past the netminder at 9:10 of the third period.
Landeskog, the second overall pick of the 2011 draft, has eight goals on the season and two in the last three games.
Mikkel Boedker tallied twice, Taylor Pyatt had a pair of assists and LaBarbera finished with 32 saves as Phoenix fell for the fourth straight contest.

Top Game Performances

Arizona   Colorado
Mikkel Boedker 2 Points Gabriel Landeskog 2
Mikkel Boedker 2 Goals Gabriel Landeskog 1
Kyle Chipchura 2 Assists Gabriel Landeskog 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jason LaBarbera .914 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .926
Jason LaBarbera 32 Saves Semyon Varlamov 25

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Arizona 27 2 0-5 5-5 10 21
Colorado 35 3 0-5 5-5 10 36

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against Anaheim. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .368 after a win and .579 after a loss.
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