Previous Game: Ducks Fall at Colorado, 6-1

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Previous Game: Ducks Fall at Colorado, 6-1
DENVER -- Despite outshooting the Avalanche 36-29, the Ducks came out of Denver with a 6-1 defeat on Opening Night.

DENVER -- Despite outshooting the Avalanche 36-29, the Ducks came out of Denver with a 6-1 defeat on Opening Night.

The outcome could have been much different for the Ducks, a team in the midst of a three-game road trip to start the season. After controlling the puck down low in the Avalanche's zone after the opening faceoff, Saku Koivu's point-blank shot hit the post just 20 seconds into the game.

Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly opened the scoring at 15:39 of the first period moments after Varlamov made two big stops from point-blank range. Playing left wing on a line with Duchene and Downie, O'Reilly deflected an attempted pass by Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin just inside the Anaheim blue line, skated down the middle and beat goalie Viktor Fasth on a breakaway.

The Avalanche seized control in the second period with three goals on nine shots.

Varlamov kept the Ducks off the board less than a minute after when he stopped Corey Perry's blast from the right hash marks after an Avalanche turnover.

McGinn increased the lead to 4-0 at 17:20. Tanguay shot the puck past the net and MacKinnon went back to get it. He was facing the end boards when he made a no-look pass to McGinn, who beat Fasth with a quick shot from low in the right circle.

McGinn collected his second goal of the game at 11:14 to complete a pretty passing play with PA Parenteau and MacKinnon. Parenteau skated near the right-wing boards and passed to MacKinnon near the right post. The rookie quickly fed McGinn to make it 5-0.

Duchene scored into a half-open net on a power play at 13:42 off a cross-ice pass from Downie after Tanguay fired a shot from the right point.

Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg ruined Varlamov's bid for a shutout with 6.4 seconds remaining. The 22-year-old, acquired in the offseason for Bobby Ryan, chipped the puck over the shoulder of Varlamov for his first goal in a Ducks uniform.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 25 45 15 70
C. Perry 67 33 22 13 55
R. Kesler 81 20 27 -5 47
J. Silfverberg 81 13 26 15 39
S. Vatanen 67 12 25 5 37
P. Maroon 71 9 25 -5 34
C. Fowler 80 7 27 4 34
H. Lindholm 78 7 27 25 34
M. Beleskey 65 22 10 13 32
R. Rakell 71 9 22 6 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 35 12 5 .914 2.38
J. Gibson 13 8 0 .914 2.60

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