Dwight King also scored and Jonathan Quick made nine saves for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Viktor Fasth has quickly gone from unknown in the net to unbelievable.
Gabriel Landeskog and David Jones scored 1:35 apart in the final period to help Colorado rally for a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night in the Avalanche’s home opener.
Gabriel Landeskog scored at 1:52 of overtime, Semyon Varlamov stopped 38 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the banged-up Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Monday night to remain in the thick of a tightly congested Western Conference playoff chase.
Ryan O’Reilly broke a tie 37 seconds into the third period and Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Monday night in a game between two surging teams trying to climb back into playoff contention.
Anze Kopitar ended a career-high goal drought in his last game. He could be facing the right opponent to get 2012 off to a strong start as his Los Angeles Kings open play in the new year.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere still has fond memories of nearly a decade spent between these pipes, winning and losing the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks.