Colorado 2, Philadelphia 1

Thursday, January 2, 2014 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 20-17-1-3 11-7-0-0 9-10-1-3 L1
Colorado 25-11-1-3 14-5-1-1 11-6-0-2 W2

Recap



Avalanche 2, Flyers 1: Jamie McGinn scored his third goal in five games as host Colorado extended its home point streak to six contests (4-0-2).

Ryan O'Reilly also tallied and Semyon Varlamov made 29 saves for the Avalanche, who improved to 2-0-1 on their seven-game homestand. Varlamov has gone nine straight decisions without a regulation loss (5-0-4).

Wayne Simmonds scored the lone goal and Steve Mason also turned aside 29 shots for the Flyers, who had their season-high winning streak stopped at four games. Philadelphia suffered its first loss on its six-game road trip (3-1-0).

Colorado opened the scoring with 8:46 remaining in the first period, when McGinn grabbed the rebound of Matt Duchene's redirection and buried it from alone in the slot. O'Reilly made it 2-0 9:17 into the second with a shot from the bottom of the left faceoff circle that caromed off Mason and in for his 14th goal.

Philadelphia halved the deficit with 6:12 left in the period as Simmonds deflected defenseman Andrej Meszaros' shot from the left point past Varlamov. The Flyers applied pressure with Mason pulled for an extra skater in the final minute but were unable to get the equalizer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Flyers LW Michael Raffl left the game late in the first period and did not return. The rookie appeared to bang his head off the glass after absorbing a hit from Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog. ... Avalanche C Paul Stastny, who was named to the United States Olympic Team on Wednesday, registered four shots on goal and finished at plus-1. ... Mason suffered his first regulation loss in nine decisions (6-1-2).

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Colorado
Wayne Simmonds 1 Points Jamie McGinn 1
Wayne Simmonds 1 Goals Jamie McGinn 1
Scott Hartnell 1 Assists Matt Duchene 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Steve Mason .935 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .967
Steve Mason 29 Saves Semyon Varlamov 29

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 30 1 0-3 2-2 4 26
Colorado 31 2 0-2 3-3 6 35

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game at home against San Jose. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .640 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play its next game on the road against Phoenix. The Flyers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .476 after a loss.