Anaheim Ducks not content without playoff successAnaheim Ducks' John Kurtz, left, fights with Colorado Avalanche's Cody McLeod during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Semyon Varlamov made 37 saves and Brad Malone got the go-ahead goal with 11:33 left in the third, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 preseason victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.
Guillaume Desbiens opened the scoring for Colorado at 12:20 of the second period with a 45-foot wrist shot past Jonas Hiller's glove, following a turnover by forward Jakob Silfverberg in the Anaheim zone. Silfverberg left the game with 5:02 remaining because of an undisclosed injury.
Kyle Palmieri tied it 57 seconds into the third on a breakaway goal set up by defenseman Francois Beauchemin, who played his first game since reconstructive surgery on his right knee.
Hiller finished with 23 saves.
Varlamov had a league-worst 21 losses and a 3.02 goals-against average for Colorado during the lockout shortened 48-game schedule in 2012-13.