ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 27: (clockwise from top) Luca Sbisa #5, Bobby Ryan #9, Brandon McMillan #64 and Jason Blake #33 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrate McMillan's go ahead goal in the third period against the Colorado Avalanche at Honda Center on February 27, 2011 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Avalanche 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ducks End Losing Skid, Defeat Avalanche 3-2

The Ducks are 18-10-2 at home this season.

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Ducks End Losing Streak And Come Away Victiorious Against Avalanche, 3-2

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) – Brandon McMillan scored the game-winner near the midway mark of the third period, as the Anaheim Ducks snapped a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the struggling Colorado Avalanche.

Ryan Getzlaf and Todd Marchant also lit the lamp for the Ducks, who won for the first time since a 4-0 win over Edmonton on February 13. Dan Ellis made 22 saves to pick up his first win in an Anaheim uniform.

Kevin Porter and David Jones scored for the Avalanche, who have lost three in a row and 13 of 14 overall. Peter Budaj made 29 saves in defeat.

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Ducks Host Avalanche Looking To Snap Five-Game Skid

The Anaheim Ducks look to snap their five-game losing streak tonight, hosting the Colorado Avalanche at Honda Center. As bad as the Ducks have played of late, the Avalanche have taken struggling to a whole new level. Colorado is 1-11-1 in their last 13 games. Here are the pertinent details of today's game:

  • Teams: Ducks (32-25-5) vs. Avalanche (26-29-7)
  • Time: 5 p.m. PST
  • Location: Honda Center
  • Standings: Ducks, 69 points (11th in West, but only three points out of sixth in the tightly bunched Western Conference); Avalanche, 59 points (15th in West)
  • Streaks: Anaheim, lost 5 (0-4-1); Colorado, lost 2
  • Goals Allowed: The Avalanche are last in the league in goals allowed, and have allowed 54 goals in their last 13 games, during which they are 1-11-1. The Ducks have allowed 27 goals in their five-game losing streak.
  • Previous Matchup: Anaheim won 3-0 in Colorado on February 5

For more information on today's game, be sure to read Anaheim Calling.

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