Anaheim vs Colorado Recap - Avalanche Win 6-1
The battle between the Avalanche and Ducks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Anaheim was handed a 6-1 defeat on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.
Colorado was favored by -120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Jamie McGinn (2), John Mitchell, Steve Downie, Matt Duchene, and Ryan O'Reilly each scored for the Avalanche in the victory. O'Reilly opened the scoring for Colorado, finding the back of the net at 15:39 of the first period. The goal was unassisted.
Semyon Varlamov turned in a 35-save effort for the Avalanche.
Jakob Silfverberg scored for the Ducks, finding the net behind Semyon Varlamov.
Viktor Fasth stopped 23 of 29 shots for the Ducks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Colorado went 2-for-5, while the Ducks were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Anaheim by a margin of 36-29.
Next game, Colorado takes its act home to face Nashville looking for another win. For Anaheim, they head on the road to face Minnesota.