If the Colorado Avalanche want to get out of the morass they find themselves in, Matt Duchene is going to need to step up and find his scoring touch. We certainly saw that he still has it when he tallied a hat-trick against the Dallas Stars, though the team lost. And we saw his ability to create shots for goals on Tuesday night when he was able to get one past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury:
Duchene gets the puck from the boards on a pass by Paul Stastny. He then handles the puck through his leg as he crosses in front of the net and backhands it into the net, making Fleury look foolish. The goal put the Avalanche up, 2-0, and they lead, 3-1, in the second period.
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