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Quick struggled for the second straight night. The Kings blew a three-goal lead in a 5-4 shootout loss at Phoenix on Tuesday.
Quick has allowed seven goals in his last two outings, but still has a 1.92 goals-against average.
With the Avalanche out to a big early lead, things got chippy in the second period. So much so that five players were sent to the box on one play, three for roughing and two for misconduct.
Later in the second, Stastny added his second goal of the game, beating Bernier as he fell backward. It was Stastny's second multi-goal game of the season.
Matt Duchene suited up for a game on home ice for the first time since Dec. 29. He was out for nearly eight weeks with a knee injury.
Duchene said this was his longest layoff from hockey since he was 12 years old and broke his leg.
The skillful scorer took advantage of the down time by watching hockey -- lots of it -- and catching up on his reading. He's finishing up Drew Brees' book "Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity."
"I've been reading it before game days," said Duchene, who had an assist on Stastny's second goal. "I used the time to not only heal my body, but heal my mind as well. Now, I feel really refreshed physically and mentally."
NOTES: Avalanche D Erik Johnson (back spasms) didn't return after the first period. ... Avalanche F T.J. Galiardi (shoulder) skated with the team in the morning workout. ... Kings F Dustin Penner was a scratch for the fifth time in six games.
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