Colorado 3, Anaheim 2

Monday, March 12, 2012 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 29-30-5-6 18-14-2-0 11-16-3-6 L3
Colorado 37-30-3-1 21-15-0-1 16-15-3-0 W2


AVALANCHE 3, DUCKS 2 (OT): Rookie Gabriel Landeskog scored at 1:52 of overtime as Colorado continued its push for the playoffs by edging Anaheim.

Jamie McGinn and Kevin Porter also tallied while Semyon Varlamov made 38 saves for the Avalanche, who moved two points ahead of idle Calgary and Los Angeles for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Colorado defenseman Matt Hunwick stopped a clearing attempt at the blue line and got the puck to Landeskog, who blasted it past Jonas Hiller from the inner edge of the left faceoff circle for his 19th goal.

The tally all but ended Anaheim's postseason hopes as it trails the Avalanche by nine points with 12 games remaining.

Colorado opened the scoring midway through the first period when Jamie McGinn settled down a bouncing puck and fired it past Hiller from the top of the right faceoff circle. It was McGinn's 17th goal of the season and fifth in as many games.

The Ducks evened things with two seconds remaining in the second session. Bobby Ryan's attempted tip of a shot from the right circle went wide, but defenseman Francois Beauchemin pinched from the point to deposit the loose puck into the net from the top left corner of the crease.

Porter gave the Avalanche a 2-1 edge with 6:47 remaining in the third as he tipped defenseman Jan Hejda's one-timer from the left point past Hiller.

Anaheim received its first power-play opportunity when former Ducks defenseman Shane O'Brien was called for interference with just over four minutes left, and Teemu Selanne took a pass from Matt Beleskey and buried it from the right circle to forge a tie.

The goal was Selanne's 1,399th career point, snapping a tie for 19th on the all-time list with fellow Finn Jari Kurri.

Ryan notched two assists and Hiller stopped 30 shots for the Ducks, who scored a total of three goals during their winless three-game road trip (0-3-0). Anaheim has netted two tallies or fewer in each of its last 11 road contests.

Landeskog registered his 233rd shot on goal, setting the franchise record for a rookie. The 19-year-old entered Monday tied for the club mark with Hall of Famer Peter Stastny. ... Anaheim's Saku Koivu played in his 1,000th career game. ... Hiller extended his franchise record by making his 29th consecutive start. ... Colorado has won eight of 11 overall and seven of nine at home. ... The Ducks have lost five straight on the road. ... Hart Trophy winner Corey Perry of Anaheim did not play because of an upper-body injury.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   Colorado
Bobby Ryan 2 Points Gabriel Landeskog 1
Francois Beauchemin 1 Goals Gabriel Landeskog 1
Bobby Ryan 2 Assists Steve Downie 1
Teemu Selanne 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Hiller .909 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .950
Jonas Hiller 30 Saves Semyon Varlamov 38

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 40 2 1-1 1-1 2 21
Colorado 33 3 0-1 0-1 2 32

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .541 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play its next game at home against Detroit. The Ducks have a W/L % of .448 after a win and .390 after a loss.
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