Fasth leads Ducks to 3-0 win over Avalanche

Fasth leads Ducks to 3-0 win over Avalanche
February 7, 2013, 12:14 am
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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick, front, clears the puck after being hit by Anaheim Ducks right wing Emerson Etem, enter, as Ducks right wing Corey Perry looks on in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


DENVER (AP) Viktor Fasth stopped 31 shots for his first NHL shutout and Francois Beauchemin scored in his 500th career game, lifting the surging Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Sheldon Souray and Saku Koivu each added a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who won their fourth straight game.

Fasth stymied the struggling Avalanche with one sprawling save after another to help Anaheim start a six-game road swing on a good note. The 30-year-old Swedish goaltender has been quite a find for the Ducks since he signed as a free agent over the offseason. He's yet to allow more than two goals in any of his four starts.