Following a sensational goal by Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon early in the first period, it took the Anaheim Ducks all of 51 seconds to retake the lead.
These days, the Ducks aren't wasting much time collecting wins.
Rickard Rakell answered MacKinnon's nifty goal with one of his own and the surging Ducks climbed into sole possession of the Pacific Division lead with a 4-1 win over the Avalanche on Thursday night.
John Gibson added 33 saves two days after he recorded a shutout, and Jakob Silfverberg scored for a second consecutive game to help the Ducks win for the fifth time in six games.
Ryan Kesler and Corey Perry also scored for Anaheim,...