Colorado 4, Carolina 2

Friday, October 25, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 4-4-1-2 1-1-1-2 3-3-0-0 L2
Colorado 9-1-0-0 4-1-0-0 5-0-0-0 W3


Avalanche 4, Hurricanes 2: Matt Duchene scored two goals and set up another as host Colorado continued its blazing start under first-year coach Patrick Roy.

Alex Tanguay recorded a goal and an assist and defenseman Erik Johnson also scored for the Avalanche, who improved to 9-1-0. Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves as Colorado began a stretch during which it plays six of seven at home.

Blue-liner Andrej Sekera had a goal and an assist while Drayson Bowman netted a tally for Carolina, which completed a 2-2-0 road trip. Justin Peters stopped 30 shots in his first start of the season a day after Cam Ward went down with a lower-body injury.

Johnson, who was questionable after bruising his foot during practice on Wednesday, opened the scoring 11 1/2 minutes into the contest as Paul Stastny's pass caromed off his skate and past Peters. Duchene doubled the lead with 2:27 remaining in the first period, but Bowman halved the deficit just 12 seconds into the middle session with a shot from the right faceoff circle.

Duchene set up Tanguay for a shot from the left hash marks that beat Peters midway through the second and scored from the right circle during a power play 36 seconds into the third for a 4-1 advantage. Sekera converted a cross-slot pass from Jiri Tlusty at 2:40, but the Hurricanes were unable to get any closer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog had his three-game goal-scoring streak snapped. ... Avalanche LW Cody McLeod served the third contest of his five-game suspension for his illegal hit on Detroit's Niklas Kronwall on Oct. 17. ... Hurricanes LW Jeff Skinner sat out with an upper-body injury suffered in Thursday's loss at Minnesota.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   Colorado
Andrej Sekera 2 Points Matt Duchene 3
Andrej Sekera 1 Goals Matt Duchene 2
Andrej Sekera 1 Assists Matt Duchene 1
N/A Power Play Goals Matt Duchene 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Justin Peters .882 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .933
Justin Peters 30 Saves Semyon Varlamov 28

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 30 2 0-3 2-3 6 33
Colorado 34 4 1-3 3-3 6 33

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .889 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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