Ducks 6-1-1; Avalanche 4-5-0TV: FS-West; Radio: AM 830
- Colorado owned the Ducks last season by winning 3 out of 4 match-ups.
- This is the 1st of a 6 game road-trip for the Ducks.
- Viktor Fasth and Jonas Hiller are both likely to be between the pipes at some point(s) during the trip.
- Anaheim, who hopes to return to their dominance against Colorado, had won 6 straight and 15 of 17 before last seasons dismal 1-2-1 record.
- Avalanche netminder Varlamov is 2-0-1 with a 1.61 GAA in his 3 home starts against the Ducks.
- Ex-Duck J.S. Giguere is 2-1-0 with a 2.35 GAA against Anaheim since he was traded to Toronto in 2010.
As reported earlier the Anaheim Ducks did assign Devante Smith-Pelly to AHL Affiliate Norfolk Admirals yesterday afternoon. Smith-Pelly appeared in 5 games with Anaheim going scoreless while averaging 7:59 of ice time.