DENVER – Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots, Matt Duchene scored an early third period goal and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Sunday night for their first home win of the season.
Milan Hejduk and Chuck Kobasew also scored and David Jones and Kyle Quincey had two assists each for the Avalanche, who won for the first time in four games in Denver. They are 6-1 on the road.
Anze Kopitar and Scott Parse had goals and Jonathan Quick made 13 saves for Los Angeles. It was the Kings’ first regulation loss on the road in seven games.
Oilers 4, Blues 2
EDMONTON (AP)—Ryan Smyth had a pair of goals as the Oilers won their fifth straight.
Shawn Horcoff and Jordan Eberle also scored for the Oilers, who improved to 6-1-1 at home and moved back into first place in the Western Conference with the win.
Davis Backes and Alex Pietrangelo responded for the Blues, who have lost two in a row on the heels of a three-game winning streak.
Senators 3, Maple Leafs 2
OTTAWA (AP)—Colin Greening and Chris Neil scored power-play goals and the Senators extended their winning streak to six with a win over Toronto.
Kaspars Daugavins scored his first NHL goal to put Ottawa up 3-1 in the third. Robin Lehner stopped 22 shots in his season debut for the Senators, who moved two games over .500 at 7-5-0 after winning only one of their first six.
Clarke MacArthur scored his second goal of the game midway through the third to draw Toronto within one.
Jonas Gustavsson made 27 saves in his fourth straight start for the Maple Leafs, who had won two in a row.
Blue Jackets 3, Ducks 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—Rick Nash, rookie Ryan Johansen and Fedor Tyutin each scored for the Blue Jackets in only their second win of the season.
James Wisniewski added two assists for the Blue Jackets. Steve Mason turned-aside 18 shots, including three key saves with the Ducks on the power play and pressing for the tying goal in the second period.
Bobby Ryan scored and backup goalie Dan Ellis made 18 saves for Anaheim. The Ducks have lost five of six and are 1-2-1 on their 13-day, seven-game road trip.