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Anaheim 5, Colorado 2
When: 9:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 26, 2019
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Referees: Eric Furlatt, Tim Peel
Linesmen: Brandon Gawryletz, Vaughan Rody
Attendance: 18039

Ryan Getzlaf, Carter Rowney and Adam Henrique scored, Hampus Lindholm had three assists, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 in Denver on Saturday night.

Jakob Silfverberg and Max Comtois also had goals, and Ryan Miller stopped 35 shots and had an assist for the Ducks, who ended a three-game losing streak.

Nathan MacKinnon and Joonas Donskoi scored goals, and Pavel Francouz had 22 saves for Colorado. The Avalanche lost for the first time in 11 regular-season home games dating back to last season.

MacKinnon's goal extended his points streak to 11 games to start the season, tops in Avalanche history (dating back to 1995-96).

Anaheim got on the board in the first minute when forward Rickard Rakell took the puck into the Avalanche zone along the right boards and sent a pass to the slot. Henrique's one-timer beat Francouz high and gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead just 50 seconds into the game. It was Henrique's sixth of the season.

Rowney made it 2-0 later in the period when Derek Grant fed him with a cross-zone pass, and Rowney tipped it in for his second of the season at 12:51.

Donskoi cut the deficit in half with a power-play goal early in the second period. Donskoi had the puck down low and tried to lift a pass to Tyson Jost on the other side of the net. His pass hit Miller's stick and trickled in at 5:22. It was his fourth of the season.

The Ducks answered a few minutes later when Getzlaf scored a power-play goal at 8:28, with his shot deflecting off the stick of Avs defenseman Ryan Graves. It was his fourth of the season.

MacKinnon scored his sixth of the season at 1:38 of the third to make it 3-2, a power-play goal that stood after Anaheim challenged for goaltender interference. Comtois restored the two-goal advantage when he knocked in a rebound at 6:42. It was his second of the season.

Francouz came off for an extra skater with just over three minutes left, and Silfverberg's empty-net goal at 17:47 sealed it.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Anaheim   Colorado
Hampus Lindholm 3 Points Joonas Donskoi 1
Max Comtois 1 Goals Joonas Donskoi 1
Hampus Lindholm 3 Assists Andre Burakovsky 1
Ryan Getzlaf 1 Power Play Goals Joonas Donskoi 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ryan Miller .946 Save Percentage Pavel Francouz .846
Ryan Miller 35 Saves Pavel Francouz 22
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 27 5 1-3 4-6 12 33
Colorado 37 2 2-6 2-3 6 39
Upcoming Games
  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Florida. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .625 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Vegas. The Ducks have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .600 after a loss.