ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks turned to a youth movement to get a much-needed win.
Andy McDonald scored 4:49 into overtime to lift the Mighty Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
But it was rookies Martin Gerber and Stanislav Chistov that made it possible. Gerber stopped 22 shots in his first NHL start and victory, and Chistov gave Anaheim a 1-0 lead in the first period.
The Mighty Ducks snapped a four-game winless streak (0-3-1) and beat the Avalanche at home for the first time since March 15, 1998 (0-7-2).
"Every win is a big win for us, we haven't gotten too many,'' rookie coach Mike Babcock said of the Ducks (2-3-1).
The game-winner came when McDonald fell to his knees in front of the net while lofting the puck over Avalanche goalie David Aebischer.
"The puck was rolling a bit and I just wanted to get a shot on net,'' said McDonald, who has two goals and four assists to lead Anaheim in scoring.
Joe Sakic scored twice for Colorado, including the tying goal with 9:15 left in regulation that forced overtime.
Despite the loss, the Avalanche completed a three-game road trip to California with five of a possible six standings points.
Colorado beat Los Angeles 4-1 on Thursday and San Jose 3-1 on Saturday.
"We had a bad game tonight,'' Blake said. "But we got a point out of it.''
Petr Sykora gave Anaheim a 2-1 lead on the power play at 2:58 of the second period. He snapped a quick shot from the left circle past Aebischer off a feed from Adam Oates.
Anaheim was 1-for-4 on the power play, and Colorado was 1-for-3.
"They have better special teams by far,'' Avalanche defenseman Rob Blake said. "They're a very improved team.''
Oates and Sykora were acquired in the offseason to help generate offense for Anaheim, but neither player had scored a goal in the first five Ducks games.
The 28-year-old Gerber, who spent several seasons in the Swedish Elite League, started in place of Jean-Sebastien Giguere who had played all but one period of Anaheim's first five games.
Gerber saw action in the final period of Anaheim's 4-2 loss at Dallas on Oct. 11 and didn't allow a goal.
Chistov tapped in a loose puck to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead at 6:57 of the first period.
Sakic deflected a wrist shot from the point by Blake past Gerber on a Colorado power play midway through the opening period to tie it.
The game was moved from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT in order to prevent additional traffic, resulting from Game 2 of the World Series played at adjacent Edison Field. Colorado's game at San Jose was also shifted from night until day in order to allow for Sunday's early start. ... Colorado RW Mike Keane was a healthy scratch for the first time this season. He failed to record a point in the first four games.
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.....wie gesagt, ist mir scheiß egal wie sie gespielt haben, solange es nicht in der
Saison so ist!! Vorbereitung ist da um zu lernen, um auszuprobieren, etc., und nicht um zu glänzen!!
der schon das leere Tor vor sich hatte, aber sein Jubel zerbrach am Reflex von Lions-Goalie Dominic Roussel, der aus dem Nichts auftauchte und mit dem Fuß abwehrte.