Miikka Kiprusoff made 36 saves, Lee Stempniak had a goal and assist, and the Calgary Flames held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday night.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots, Duchene scored an early third period goal and Colorado beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Sunday night.
Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored on Colorado’s first two shootout attempts and the Avalanche extended their winning streak to four with a 6-5 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Gabriel Landeskog scored his first NHL goal with 40 seconds left and Matt Duchene’s shootout goal was the difference in the Colorado Avalanche’s 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.
Milan Hejduk scored with 12:03 left in the third period and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots for his fifth career shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday.
Former Avalanche players Ruslan Salei and Karlis Skrastins were among the 37 players, coaches and staff of Russia’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey club who died when their jet crashed on the way to their first game of the season.
The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Milan Hejduk to a one-year contract through 2011-12.
Milan Hejduk got Colorado on the board with 1:36 left in the second, giving him 11 straight 20-goal seasons and tying Joe Sakic’s franchise record.
David Jones scored two goals, including the winner with 2:52 remaining in overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a four-game skid against Vancouver, beating the Canucks 4-3 on Tuesday night.
John Tavares scored the winner 3:52 into overtime and Kevin Poulin stopped 34 shots in his first NHL start, lifting the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.