Anaheim
Ducks
42-33-7
Colorado
Avalanche
32-45-5

31 SOG
37 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
ANA
COL
game recap

Ducks 4, Avalanche 3

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 10:52 PM

Associated Press

DENVER (AP) - In his franchise-record 617th game as a Duck, Teemu Selanne scored the game-winner to lead Anaheim past the Avalanche 4-3 at Pepsi Center.

Selanne scored his 15th goal of the season (and his first since returning from a lacerated thigh that sidelined him for 17 games) 5:04 into the third period to break open a 3-3 tie. Ryan Getzlaf and Scott Niedermayer each added three points in the victory.

Jonas Hiller started for the third straight game in place of Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who's 1-5-2 with a 3.68 average in his last nine starts. Hiller stopped 34 shots for his 13th win (which now leads the Ducks) of the season.

The Avs have lost four in a row, seven of eight and are 1-5-0 on their season-high eight-game homestand that they had hoped would serve as the catalyst for salvaging a season quickly turning sour.

Selanne's goal made a loser of Peter Budaj, who returned to goal by default more than anything else.

Budaj had gone 1-4-0 with a 3.88 goals-against average in his previous six starts, and he had been pulled early in the second period of his previous start, on Jan. 21 against Los Angeles, after he allowed four goals in 15 shots.

Andrew Raycroft, who allowed seven goals on 30 shots in a 7-4 loss to Toronto on Thursday night, has lost five straight starts with a 3.97 average during that span.

The Ducks weathered a four-minute high-sticking penalty by Corey Perry, who bloodied Marek Svatos' chin, and grabbed a 2-1 lead after one period. George Parros scored just 80 seconds after the Avs took a 1-0 lead on John-Michael Liles goal, and the Ducks went ahead on Ryan Getzlaf's goal after the Ducks turned back the Avs on Perry's double-minor penalty.

As Bret Hedican spun and looked to pass the puck on a power play 8:45 into the second period, Milan Hejduk came up from behind, swiped the puck and put it past Hiller to tie it at 2.

Ian Laperriere's goal less than two minutes later gave Colorado a 3-2 led, but Scott Niedermayer tied it again with a power play goal.

Notes: Adam Foote missed his 11th game with a torn triceps. ... The Avs had won seven of eight at home against the Ducks. ... Anaheim has power-play goals in eight straight games. ... The Avs have played in 28 one-goal games, most in the NHL. They are 16-11-1 in those games.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:01
COL
PPG - John-Michael Liles (7) Slapshot - ASST: Chris Stewart (6), TJ Hensick (13)
1 - 0 COL
09:23
ANA
George Parros (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Brendan Mikkelson (1), Ryan Getzlaf (42)
1 - 1 Tie
16:06
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf (18) Slapshot - ASST: Chris Kunitz (17), Scott Niedermayer (29)
2 - 1 ANA
2nd Period
08:45
COL
SHG - Milan Hejduk (18) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 2 Tie
10:29
COL
Ian Laperriere (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Cody McLeod (3)
3 - 2 COL
13:35
ANA
PPG - Scott Niedermayer (6) Slapshot - ASST: Bobby Ryan (17), Ryan Getzlaf (43)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
05:04
ANA
Teemu Selanne (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrew Ebbett (9), Scott Niedermayer (30)
4 - 3 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
05:37
ANA
Steve Montador  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
05:37
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Steve Montador
06:56
ANA
Chris Pronger  Hooking against  Marek Svatos
09:47
ANA
Corey Perry  Hi stick - double minor against  Marek Svatos
2nd Period
07:00
COL
Ryan Smyth  Hi-sticking against  Chris Pronger
12:59
COL
Ryan Smyth  Hooking against  Corey Perry
14:03
ANA
Rob Niedermayer  Holding against  TJ Hensick
14:36
COL
Milan Hejduk  Interference against  Brett Festerling
16:32
COL
Ben Guite  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
19:52
ANA
Brett Festerling  Tripping against  Marek Svatos
3rd Period
08:12
COL
Cody McLeod  Hi-sticking against  Bobby Ryan
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
SA: 37TOI: 59:29
Saves: 34EV: 27 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .919SH: 0 - 1
Peter Budaj
Peter Budaj
14-20-1
SA: 31TOI: 59:00
Saves: 27EV: 22 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .871SH: 1 - 1

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