NHL

Duchene scores twice, Avalanche beat Coyotes 3-2

  • Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun (6) keeps the puck away from Colorado Avalanche right wing Rene Bourque during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun (6) keeps the puck away from Colorado Avalanche right wing Rene Bourque during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with Mikhail Grigorenko (25) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with Mikhail Grigorenko (25) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue (35) makes a save on a shot by Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue (35) makes a save on a shot by Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

Matt Duchene scored twice and the Colorado Avalanche held on to beat the road-weary Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.

Rene Bourque also scored for the Avalanche, who got 23 saves from backup goalie Calvin Pickard.

The Coyotes, just back from a 1-5 road trip, took the lead on Radim Vrbata's goal barely five minutes into the first period but the Avalanche scored the next three before Tobias Rieder made it a one-goal game with 4:04 to play.

Louis Dominigue had 31 saves for the Coyotes.

Pickard, in his second start of the season, was in goal because regular starter Semyon Varlamov played in the Avalanche's 1-0 home loss to Winnipeg on Friday night.