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Ducks Drop Season Opener in Colorado

Wednesday, 10.02.2013 / 9:52 PM
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Ducks Drop Season Opener in Colorado
Anaheim Ducks 1, Colorado Avalanche 6
Three Stars of the Game
Semyon Varlamov
1st
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 36TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 33-34
PIM: 0PP: 2-2
SV%: .972SH: 0-0
Ryan O'Reilly
2nd
Ryan O'Reilly
G: 1Shots: 6
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:46
Nathan MacKinnon
3rd
Nathan MacKinnon
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 15:30
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.

scoring summary
1st Period
15:39
COL
Ryan O'Reilly (1) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
08:38
COL
PPG - Steve Downie (1) ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (1), Alex Tanguay (1)
2 - 0 COL
10:42
COL
John Mitchell (1) ASST: Tyson Barrie (1), Cody McLeod (1)
3 - 0 COL
17:20
COL
Jamie McGinn (1) ASST: Nathan MacKinnon (1), Alex Tanguay (2)
4 - 0 COL
3rd Period
11:14
COL
Jamie McGinn (2) ASST: Nathan MacKinnon (2), Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (1)
5 - 0 COL
13:42
COL
PPG - Matt Duchene (1) ASST: Steve Downie (1), Alex Tanguay (3)
6 - 0 COL
19:53
ANA
Jakob Silfverberg (1) ASST: Nick Bonino (1), Mark Fistric (1)
6 - 1 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
04:29
COL
Paul Stastny  Tripping against  Ryan Getzlaf
11:45
ANA
Daniel Winnik  Hooking against  Nate Guenin
2nd Period
01:08
COL
Paul Stastny  Hooking against  Ryan Getzlaf
07:16
ANA
Daniel Winnik  Tripping against  Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
09:56
COL
Nathan MacKinnon  Roughing against  Ben Lovejoy
09:56
ANA
Ben Lovejoy  Roughing against  Nathan MacKinnon
12:17
ANA
Mark Fistric  Cross checking against  Nathan MacKinnon
18:08
ANA
Patrick Maroon  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
18:08
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Patrick Maroon
3rd Period
12:55
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Hooking against  Gabriel Landeskog
18:53
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Fighting (maj) against  Steve Downie
18:53
COL
Steve Downie  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Getzlaf
20:00
ANA
Matt Beleskey  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
20:00
ANA
Matt Beleskey  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
20:00
COL
 Game Misconduct - Head coach
20:00
COL
Cody McLeod  Roughing against  Matt Beleskey
20:00
COL
Patrick Bordeleau  Coach/Mgr on ice - bench
goalie stats
Viktor Fasth
SA: 29TOI: 60:00
Saves: 23EV: 19 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .793SH: 0 - 0
Semyon Varlamov
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 36TOI: 60:00
Saves: 35EV: 33 - 34
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .972SH: 0 - 0

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