Colorado 4, Anaheim 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 31, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 21-18-1-0 13-10-0-0 8-8-1-0 W2
Anaheim 10-21-2-4 7-11-1-0 3-10-1-4 L2

Recap

Captain Milan Hejduk scored two goals and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 18 saves against his former team to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the host Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

Defenseman Kyle Quincey and Chuck Kobasew added a goal apiece for the Avalanche, who have won seven of their last eight games.

The Ducks have lost six of their last seven games and fell to 6-20-6 since beginning the season 4-1-0.

Hejduk opened the scoring with his 10th goal at the 6:35 mark of the first period. He came up with the puck in a scrum in front of the net and tapped it past Jonas Hiller.

Colorado put it away in a span of 1:16 in the second period, when Quincey and Kobasew tallied to make it 3-0.

Hejduk’s second goal came on the power play early in the third after Anaheim was whistled for interference. Ryan O’Reilly faked a one-timer and shuffled a pass to Hejduk on the doorstep, where he knocked it into the open net.

The Ducks did manage to stay one point ahead of the last-place Columbus Blue Jackets in the Western Conference.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Anaheim
Milan Hejduk 2 Points Bobby Ryan 2
Milan Hejduk 2 Goals Bobby Ryan 1
Ryan O'Reilly 2 Assists Saku Koivu 2
Milan Hejduk 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jean-Sebastien Giguere .900 Save Percentage Jonas Hiller .846
Jean-Sebastien Giguere 18 Saves Jonas Hiller 22

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 26 4 1-2 2-2 9 36
Anaheim 20 2 0-2 1-2 9 24

Upcoming Games

  • Anaheim will play their next game at home against San Jose . The Ducks have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .259 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles . The Avalanche have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .526 after a loss.
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