Denver, CO, United States (4E Sports) – Semyon Varlamov collected 35 saves as Jamie McGinn scored two goals, both on assists from Nathan MacKinnon, to fuel the Colorado Avalanche over the Anaheim Ducks 6-1 Wednesday at the Pepsi Center.
Ryan O’Reilly, John Mitchell, Matt Duchene and Steve Downie added goals for the Avalanche, while Alex Tanguay had three assists.
O’Reilly scored the first goal in the opening period when he stole the puck from defenseman Francois Beauchemin and beat the goalie with a wrist shot.
MacKinnon, 18, the youngest player in franchise history to make his NHL debut, produced his first career point in the second period when he sent a pass to McGinn through the legs of an Anaheim defender.
In the third, he found a wide-open McGinn skating toward the net.
The Ducks prevented a shutout when Jakob Silfverberg slipped a shot in the closing seconds.
Viktor Fasth struggled for Anaheim, allowing three goals in the second period.