Ducks Score Four Unanswered to Take Down Avs 5-2 in Denver

DENVER – Though half the roster was back at home in Anaheim, the Ducks brought plenty of scoring with them to Denver in a 5-2 split squad victory over the Avalanche.

Anaheim played split squad preseason games for the first time in franchise history, with half the roster taking on the Avalanche at Honda Center while the other half faced the Avs just over 1,000 miles away at Pepsi Center in Denver (in a game that started an hour prior to the home tilt).

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Veteran Brad Winchester had a pair of goals as the Ducks scored four unanswered in the third period to roll to a 5-2 victory.

The 33-year-old Winchester, who played 19 games with the Ducks during the 2010-11 season, is in camp on a pro tryout basis and gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead 6:11 into the first in Denver when he buried a rebound off a shot from Brandon Yip (also getting a pro tryout in this camp).

After the Avs bounced back with a pair of goals, Winchester tied the game 2:39 into the third with assists from youngsters Max Friberg and Louis Leblanc.

Andrew Cogliano gave Anaheim the lead halfway through the period, wristing home a shot off a Mark Fistric helper. Patrick Maroon made it 4-2 Ducks when he scored from in deep with 8:25 left, and Jakob Silfverberg polished it off with a late emptynetter.

Jason LaBarbera and Igor Bobkov split time in net for the Ducks in Denver, with LaBarbera saving 19 of 21 Colorado shots and Bobkov stopping the only five shots he faced.

The Ducks will be back in action tomorrow evening (this time just playing one game for the night) against the Arizona Coyotes at Honda Center.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
06:11ANA Brad Winchester (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Brandon Yip (1), Louis Leblanc (1) 1 - 0 ANA
19:05COL Alex Tanguay (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nathan MacKinnon (1), Andrew Agozzino (1) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
12:30COL Zach Redmond (1) Slapshot - ASST: Andrew Agozzino (2), Erik Johnson (1) 2 - 1 COL
3rd Period
02:39ANA Brad Winchester (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Max Friberg (1), Louis Leblanc (2) 2 - 2 Tie
10:46ANA Andrew Cogliano (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mark Fistric (1) 3 - 2 ANA
11:30ANA Patrick Maroon (1) Wrist shot - ASST: William Karlsson (1), Sami Vatanen (1) 4 - 2 ANA
18:27ANA EN - Jakob Silfverberg (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE 5 - 2 ANA
Three Stars of the Game
Brad Winchester
Brad Winchester
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 11:15
Jason LaBarbera
Jason LaBarbera
SA: 21TOI: 40:00
GA: 2
PIM: 0
SV%: .905
Andrew Agozzino
Andrew Agozzino
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 14:48
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:11COL Nathan MacKinnon  Hooking  - 2 min against  Kevin Gagne
19:40COL Jarome Iginla  Hooking  - 2 min against  William Karlsson
2nd Period
01:28ANA Kevin Gagne  Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Daniel Briere
02:50ANA Mark Fistric  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Max Talbot
03:13COL Max Talbot  Interference  - 2 min against  Sami Vatanen
10:15ANA Mark Fistric  Holding  - 2 min against  Joey Hishon
16:16ANA Jakob Silfverberg  Hooking  - 2 min against  Max Talbot
3rd Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/30/4
Faceoff Wins3030
Blocked Shots1012
Penalty Minutes86
3C. StonerD0020019:30
7A. CoglianoL1012017:28
12D. Smith-PellyR0010015:00
19P. MaroonL1002014:31
20D. SteckelC0003014:38
28M. FistricD0112421:06
33J. SilfverbergR1012215:54
37M. ClarkD0020019:48
38W. KarlssonC0121016:59
43M. FribergR0114015:09
45S. VatanenD0102021:18
48B. YipR0102013:44
55B. WinchesterL2023011:15
58M. BaileyC0002011:59
60K. GagneD0011224:27
61N. McIverD0000013:20
64S. NoesenR0002013:31
65L. LeblancC0210012:23
30J. LaBarbera1921.90540:00
72I. Bobkov551.00020:00
6E. JohnsonD0112021:02
9M. DucheneC00-14020:57
12J. IginlaR00-10219:34
15M. HeardC0001011:06
16D. SiemensD00-11017:16
17B. StuartD0001021:43
22Z. RedmondD10-11018:14
25M. TalbotC00-20216:54
26M. NoreauD00-34020:17
29N. MacKinnonC01-15218:07
32A. AgozzinoL0204014:48
38J. HishonC00-21013:26
40A. TanguayL10-21018:12
45D. EverbergR00-11013:59
48D. BriereC0000017:57
49C. BleackleyC0000010:53
57C. BigrasD00-20018:05
81T. VincourC000002:15
31C. Pickard2327.85259:16
74S. Aittokallio00.0000:00