Jonas Hiller (left) turned aside 34 shots for the Ducks.
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) -
Kyle Palmieri scored two goals in a six-goal second period for the Anaheim Ducks, who defeated the Colorado Avalanche, 6-4, on Friday.
Daniel Winnik, Corey Perry, Ben Lovejoy, and Mathieu Perreault also lit the lamp as the Ducks snapped a four-game skid. Cam Fowler, Nick Bonino, and Ryan Getzlaf all contributed two assists each. Jonas Hiller turned aside 34 shots for the victory.
Jamie McGinn supplied two goals, while John Mitchell and Gabriel Landeskog also scored. Ryan O'Reilly added two helpers for the Avalanche, who won two games and six of their last seven entering the contest.
Semyon Varlamov allowed five goals and Jean-Sebastian Giguere entered the game in the second to turn aside 8-of-9 Anaheim shots in relief.
Low-key trade could pay off big for Pens
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
For a team sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings the Pittsburgh Penguins have certainly flown under the radar in 2013-14.
Unlike last season when the Penguins made a big splash at the trade deadline, Pittsburgh opted to keep a low profile this time around. The Penguins made moves for depth instead, picking up forwards Marcel Goc and Lee Stempniak for a handful of draft picks.
While the moves were categorized as safe at the time, the trade for Stempniak is beginning to look like a stroke of genius by Penguins general manager Ray Shero.
It's obviously been a small sample size for Stempniak, but he has managed to record three assists in his first four games with the Penguins, playing an important role as the right winger on Pittsburgh's top line with superstar centerman Sidney Crosby and left wing Chris Kunitz.