Johansson makes 24 saves, helps Avalanche complete sweep of Ducks


ANAHEIMJonas Johansson made 24 saves for the Colorado Avalanche in a 4-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Sunday.

Johansson made 28 saves in a 2-0 win against the Ducks on Friday for his first NHL shutout.  

Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists to reach 500 NHL points, and Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche (28-9-4), who have won seven of eight and have a point in 17 of their past 18 games (15-1-2).

Jamie Drysdale scored, and John Gibson made 33 saves for the Ducks (12-23-7), who are 1-4-1 in their past six games.

Drysdale scored on a slap shot at 12:37 of the third period to make it 2-1 and prevent Johansson from having back-to-back shutouts.

The Avalanche re-established the two-goal lead 36 seconds later when a shot by Ryan Graves banked off the leg of Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf and into the net to make it 3-1 at 14:13.

MacKinnon redirected a pass from in close to make it 4-1 at 16:54 

After Johansson made back-to-back saves on Max Jones to thwart a 2-on-1 break, the Avalanche took their first lead 21 seconds later.

Anaheim defenseman Cam Fowler had possession of the puck in front of his crease, but Andre Burakovsky poked it away and then scored from the inside edge of the left circle for a 1-0 lead at 7:46 of the first period.

Colorado outshot the Ducks 15-7 in the first period.

The Avalanche went on a 5-on-3 after Nicolas Deslauriers and Jones were called for minor penalties 58 seconds apart.

Colorado scored with 10 seconds left on the two-man advantage when Landeskog tipped in MacKinnon’s slap shot from the high slot to make it 2-0 at 6:35 of the second period.

It was the first 5-on-3 goal of the season for Colorado.

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