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Duchene scores two goals, Hejduk gets two assists, Avalanche beat Kings 4-1

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Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (22) gets caught up with Colorado Avalanche left wing Patrick Bordeleau (58) during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison) Author: The Hockey News

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Duchene scores two goals, Hejduk gets two assists, Avalanche beat Kings 4-1

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Matt Duchene scored twice, Milan Hejduk had two assists, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 in a pre-season game at MGM Grand on Saturday night.

The Avalanche (2-4), who outshot the Kings 30-14, rebounded from a 6-0 loss to Los Angeles (3-2-2) this week.

Duchene and Paul Stastny scored 54 seconds apart to give Colorado a 2-0 lead in the first period. The Avalanche pushed the lead to 4-0 when Duchene and David Jones netted power-play goals in a span of 29 seconds in the middle period. Duchene's goal came during a 5-on-3 advantage.

Simon Gagne cut the Kings' deficit to 4-1 with a power-play goal 54 seconds into the third period.

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