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Anaheim 2, Colorado 1
When: 4:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 3, 2019
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Referees: Gord Dwyer, Ghislain Hebert
Linesmen: Bryan Pancich, Andrew Smith
Attendance: 16690

Jakob Silfverberg and Cam Fowler each scored goals as the Anaheim Ducks showed they still have some fight left Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over the visiting Colorado Avalanche.

The Ducks ended a five-game losing streak.

Anaheim goaltender John Gibson made 25 saves in his second game since returning from multiple injuries. The Ducks' victory also came during the return of captain Ryan Getzlaf, who had missed the previous five games with an upper body injury.

The Avalanche dropped their second consecutive game, derailing their efforts to get back into playoff eligibility in the Western Conference. The Avalanche have lost three of their past four games following a four-game winning streak.

The Avalanche could have moved into the wild-card lead with a victory Friday at San Jose, but they lost that game and have since moved further out of playoff eligibility as they were passed in the Western Conference standings by the Arizona Coyotes.

The Ducks won for just the sixth time in their last 31 games, and at 25-32-9 (59 points) they are the second-worst team in the Western Conference.

Silfverberg's goal 3:17 into the game came after he picked up a loose puck at center ice, worked his way toward the right circle and fired a wrist shot over the glove of Avs goaltender Philipp Grubauer.

Silfverberg's 17th goal of the season, and 100th goal as a member of the Ducks, came one day after his five-year contract extension was finalized.

Fowler gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead at 10:26 of the second period when his shot through traffic on the power play worked its way through five players, getting some assistance when Colorado defenseman Nikita Zadorov changed the shot's direction with his stick.

It was just the second time in the past six games the Ducks managed to score more than one goal in a game.

Less than four minutes after Fowler's goal, the Ducks lost center Devin Shore for the remainder of the game when his left knee collided with the right knee of Avs defenseman Ian Cole.

Colorado nearly got on the board when defenseman Erik Johnson hit the crossbar. Less than one minute later, Avs forward Derick Brassard scored on the power play, his 12th goal of the season.

Brassard, who joined Colorado at the trade deadline, has two goals in four games with his new team.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Colorado   Anaheim
Derick Brassard 1 Points Jakob Silfverberg 2
Derick Brassard 1 Goals Jakob Silfverberg 1
J.T. Compher 1 Assists Jakob Silfverberg 1
Derick Brassard 1 Power Play Goals Cam Fowler 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Philipp Grubauer .913 Save Percentage John Gibson .962
Philipp Grubauer 21 Saves John Gibson 25
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 26 1 1-4 2-3 21 25
Anaheim 23 2 1-3 3-4 12 32
Upcoming Games
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Ducks have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .268 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .448 after a win and .405 after a loss.