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The Denver Post - - SPORTS - — Mike Cham­bers, The Den­ver Post

Ducks: They opened the sea­son 2-1 -1 in a four-game home­s­tand and are com­ing off a 3-2 win Wed­nes­day over­the Is­landers. … Coach Randy Car­lyle earned his 41 2th ca­reer win Wed­nes­day to come within one of match­ing Hall of Famer J ack Adams for 32nd-most-all-time. … De­fense­men S ami Vata­nen and Ham­pus Lind­holm re­main on the in­jured list and have yet to play. … Ana­heim will play six of its first seven games at home; this is a sin­gle-game trip. Avalanche: Rookie for­ward Tyson J ost didn’t prac­tice Thurs­day and is listed as ques­tion­able Fri­day. He in­jured his left knee in a col­li­sion against the boards Wed­nes­day but re­turned to the game and scored an empty-net goal. How­ever, coach J ared Bed­nar isn’t sure J ost will be avail­able again­st­the Ducks. … Jonathan Bernier will start in goal as Colorado pre­pares for its first con­sec­u­tive-night stretch. The Avs visit the Dal­las Stars on Satur­day, and Se­myon Var­lamov will man the pipes in thatgame. … Rookie AlexKer­foot ad­mit­ted that his first ca­reer NHL goal Wed­nes­day was scored off his leg, from Tyson Bar­rie’s shot from the point. Ker­foot is the fifth ac­tive player from Har­vard play­ing in the NHL.

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