Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Wednesday, September 18th
Game 2: Sunday, September 22nd

Avalanche 2

(2-1-0, 4 pts)

Ducks 1

(3-2-0, 6 pts)

8:00 PM ET, September 22, 2013

Honda Center, Anaheim, California

1 2 3 T
COL 0 1 12
ANA 0 0 11

S. Varlamov (Avalanche - G): Saves: 37, Save Pct.: .974

K. Palmieri (Ducks - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Beleskey (Ducks - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

Varlamov solid in Avs' 2-1 win over Ducks

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Semyon Varlamov made 37 saves and Brad Malone got the go-ahead goal with 11:33 left in the third, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 preseason victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.

Guillaume Desbiens opened the scoring for Colorado at 12:20 of the second period with a 45-foot wrist shot past Jonas Hiller's glove, following a turnover by forward Jakob Silfverberg in the Anaheim zone. Silfverberg left the game with 5:02 remaining because of an undisclosed injury.

Kyle Palmieri tied it 57 seconds into the third on a breakaway goal set up by defenseman Francois Beauchemin, who played his first game since reconstructive surgery on his right knee.

Hiller finished with 23 saves.

Varlamov had a league-worst 21 losses and a 3.02 goals-against average for Colorado during the lockout shortened 48-game schedule in 2012-13.

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