If you missed the first 53 minutes of this one, you were fine.
The Ducks staged a remarkable comeback over the final 7:35, when they scored all four of their goals against a previously invincible Craig Anderson to beat the Avs 4-2.
Scott Niedermayer, Dan Sexton and Ryan Getzlaf led the march, and Todd Marchant finished it off with a lateempty-net goal, rewarding an effort that saw the Ducks (15-14-7) outshoot the Avalanche (21-12-6), 43-17.
Jonas Hiller stopped 15 shots, allowing the first NHL goal by rookie Brandon Yip in the first period, and another to Paul Stastny at 3:28 of the third period.
Niedermayer scored on a breakout play, catching Anderson out of position for the first time all game at 12:25 of the third period. At 15:05, Koivu made a slick move out from behind his own net, then fed Sexton in the bottom right circle for the rookie’s fifth goal this season.
The top-line of pair of Getzlaf and Corey Perry scored the game-winner with 25 seconds left in the third period, with Perry slipping a backhand pass to Getzlaf for his second assist of the night. Anderson received an unfitting reward for his 39-save effort, watching from the bench as Marchant scored an empty-netter with 10.4 seconds left.