Doan, Gordon lead Coyotes 6-1 rout of Avalanche

Shane Doan and Boyd Gordon scored two goals apiece and the Phoenix Coyotes returned from an 0-3 road trip to rout the Colorado Avalanche 6-1 on Monday.

The performances came the first time the Coyotes played at home since Doan's breakthrough hat trick on Jan. 7, the first time he had scored three times in a game in his 16-year NHL career.

Gilbert Brule had a goal and assist for the Coyotes just six days after he was claimed off waivers from Edmonton. Rostislav Klesla scored Phoenix's season-high sixth goal in the third period.

Chris Summers had a pair of assists for his first career NHL points. Ray Whitney joined the Phoenix scoring with a pair of assists.

Chuck Kobasew scored Colorado's goal.

Mike Smith had 38 saves to 27 for Semyon Varlamov of the Avalanche. The Coyotes scored the last five goals of the game after an early 1-1 tie.

The performance gives Doan five goals in his past two home games.

Doan's first NHL hat trick came in his 16th season, his 1,161st game, on Jan. 7, the final goal coming with just .01 seconds to play.

Before that, the popular Coyotes team captain had been, along with Scott Melanby, the only players in NHL history with no hat tricks and at least 300 career goals.

After that hat trick finally came, the Coyotes left home and lost three in a row, the first two in shootouts.

Colorado came in on the heels of a 2-1 win at Dallas that snapped a three-game skid.

Gordon got the first two-goal game of his 402-game NHL career. He has 32 career goals, four this season.

The teams scored 2 1/2 minutes apart in the first period.

The Coyotes' goal came on a rare power play. Phoenix had a 5 on 4 advantage because the Coyotes' Kyle Chipchura and Colorado's Cody McLeod were serving five minutes for fighting, then Paul Stastny went to the penalty box for hooking.

As that penalty was winding down, Keith Yandle got the puck to Brule, who slapped it strong into the net to make it 1-0 just 7:18 into the game and six seconds left on the power play.

Phoenix claimed Brule off waivers from Edmonton on Tuesday.

Colorado tied it in a hurry. Eric Johnson let a shot fly from just inside his blue line and the puck deflected off Kobasew's stick and past Smith into the net to square it at 1-1 at 9:36.

Doan took a pass from Yandle and maneuvered up the center of the ice for a breakaway that put Phoenix back ahead 2-1.

Chris Summers knocked the puck toward the goal and Doan deflected it in for the only goal of the second period, putting Phoenix ahead 3-1 with 9:06 left in the second period.

Notes: Phoenix D Adrian Aucoin and L Raffi Torres missed the game with lower-body injuries. ... Colorado is 7-0 in shootouts this season, 10-0 dating to last season. ... Brule scored his first NHL goal in the same arena from almost the same spot on Nov. 20. 2005. ... Colorado had no power play opportunities.