Lindholm Powers Ducks Past Avalanche

By AJ Manderichio

Hampus Lindholm scored the game-winning goal in the third period to lead the Anaheim Ducks over the Colorado Avalanche, 2-1, at Pepsi Center.

Tied at one late in the third period, Avalanche forward Cody McLeod was sent to the box for boarding Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy. Lindholm wasted no time on the ensuing power play, snapping a shot past Semyon Varlamov for his second goal of the preseason.

Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for the Ducks, who have won two of their first preseason games. Ducks goalie John Gibson made 18 saves in 30:31 to earn the win.

Paul Stastny scored the game's first goal in the opening period, giving Colorado a 1-0 lead. The Avalanche forward tipped a shot from Alex Tanguay that hit Ducks defenseman Mark Fistric. The puck caromed off him and past Frederik Andersen for the goal.

Smith-Pelly tied the game, 1-1, with a second period power-play goal. Fistric set up at the point, firing a slap shot on net. Patrick Maroon had his initial try stopped, and Smith-Pelly sent the rebound over Varlamov for his first goal of the preseason.

The Ducks will have Thursday off before flying to San Jose to face the Sharks Friday.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
13:15COL Paul Stastny (1) Tip-in - ASST: Gabriel Landeskog (1), Alex Tanguay (1) 1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
06:48ANA PPG - Devante Smith-Pelly (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick Maroon (1), Mark Fistric (1) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
14:04ANA PPG - Hampus Lindholm (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nick Bonino (1) 2 - 1 ANA
Three Stars of the Game
Hampus Lindholm
Hampus Lindholm
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 16:56
Paul Stastny
Paul Stastny
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 4
+/-: 1TOI: 19:09
Devante Smith-Pelly
Devante Smith-Pelly
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 14:01
Penalty Summary
1st Period
06:03ANA Steven Whitney  Tripping  - 2 min against  Colin Smith
07:55COL Jamie McGinn  Charging  - 2 min against  Garnet Exelby
16:03COL Gabriel Landeskog  Tripping  - 2 min against  Rickard Rakell
19:25COL Paul Stastny  Interference  - 2 min against  Ben Lovejoy
2nd Period
04:52COL Alex Tanguay  Hooking  - 2 min against  Garnet Exelby
12:17ANA Zack Stortini  Roughing  - 2 min against  JT Wyman
15:12ANA Nolan Yonkman served by Kyle Palmieri  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Cody McLeod
15:12ANA Nolan Yonkman  Roughing  - 2 min against  Cody McLeod
15:12COL Cody McLeod  Roughing  - 2 min against  Nolan Yonkman
19:15COL Paul Stastny  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  John Gibson
3rd Period
04:55COL Erik Johnson  Roughing  - 2 min against  Jakob Silfverberg
13:54COL Cody McLeod  Boarding  - 2 min against  Ben Lovejoy
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays2/70/3
Faceoff Wins2739
Blocked Shots1712
Penalty Minutes816
4C. FowlerD0002024:22
6B. LovejoyD0003024:28
13N. BoninoC0103021:00
17D. PennerR00-10014:39
21K. PalmieriR0004018:18
28M. FistricD01-10015:37
33J. SilfverbergR00-12016:35
34D. WinnikL0000014:46
40N. YonkmanD0001419:16
43G. ExelbyD0000019:21
46Z. StortiniR000026:43
47H. LindholmD10-12016:56
48M. SauveC000208:21
62P. MaroonL0103013:01
65E. EtemR0001020:30
67R. RakellC00-10017:08
77D. Smith-PellyR1001014:01
79S. WhitneyR000028:58
31F. Andersen910.90029:29
36J. Gibson18181.00030:31
5N. GueninD0000017:17
6E. JohnsonD0000223:36
7J. MitchellC0001016:01
8J. HejdaD0003026:08
11J. McGinnL0002214:36
12J. WymanR0002011:34
15P. ParenteauR0001018:07
26P. StastnyC1011419:09
29N. MacKinnonC0002014:59
36G. MeursC000005:48
37C. SmithC000009:26
40A. TanguayL0111219:31
46S. ElliottD0012019:42
55C. McLeodL0003415:26
57C. BigrasD0002022:22
62T. BourkeC000106:50
65M. GeertsenD0010010:59
92G. LandeskogL0117217:58
1S. Varlamov2224.91758:25
60S. Martin00.0000:00