The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Monday evening at Honda Center. Anaheim was led by 40-year old Teemu Selanne who recorded his 22nd career hat trick, which included a second period penalty shot. The Ducks also got goals from Jason Blake and Cam Fowler. With the victory, goaltender Ray Emery has improved his record to 5-0-0 for Anaheim. Colorado got goals from Ryan O’Reilly, Matt Duchene, David Jones, and Paul Stastny.
With the win, Anaheim improved their record to 43-28-5 (89 points) and maintain their seventh seed in the Western Conference. The Avalanche continue their disappointing campaign; the loss drops their record to 28-39-8 (64 points). Colorado has dropped 23 of 26 games since late-January.
1. Teemu Selanne (ANA- Right Wing): 3 Goals, 2 Assists
2. Saku Koivu (ANA- Center): 0 Goals, 2 Assists
3. Ryan O’Reilly (COL- Center): 1 Goal, 0 Assists