The Anaheim Ducks have played their final game of 2011. It would come as a surprise to no one if the Ducks players admitted they are happy to put this year behind them. On Saturday, the Ducks hosted the Colorado Avalanche. Once again, Anaheim was on the losing end of things, this time by a final score of 4-2. With the loss, the team falls to a dismal record of 10-21-6.
The Avalanche got on the board first in Saturday's game, with Milan Hejduk netting a goal on a wrist shot at 6:35 in the first period. The second period saw all the offense the Avalanche would eventually need, as they scored two goals within two minutes. Kyle Quincey netted a slap shot at 5:49, followed by a Chuck Kobasew goal at 7:05.
The Ducks finally got on the board at 12:26 of the second period when Lubomir Visnovsky scored his fourth goal of the year on a slap shot. Hejduk would score his second goal of the game and 11th of the year on a power play within the first two minutes of the third period to put the Avalanche up 4-1. Bobby Ryan got a tip-in at 12:38 with assists from Saku Koivu and Cam Fowler for the second and final goal by the Ducks. The goal was Ryan's 13th of the season.
Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller was only 22-for-26 on save chances. His counterpart fared much better, but the Ducks ended up taking only 20 shots on goal.
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