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Nov 30, 2009 10:16 PM

Duchene has 2 goals as Avalanche top Lightning 3-0

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Matt Duchene had two goals and Craig Anderson made 33 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 on Monday night.

Duchene put Colorado up 1-0 at 8:16 of the first. His power-play goal from in-close made it 2-0 with 6:22 left in the second.

Anderson stopped a good scoring chance by Steven Stamkos 24 seconds into the game en route to his third shutout this season and 10th overall. He has opened the season by starting 26 of Colorado's 28 games.

Tampa Bay goalie Antero Niittymaki had 26 saves. The Lightning dropped to 6-2-4 at home.

Wojtek Wolski added an empty goal at 19:46 of the third for Colorado.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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