NHL

Ducks hold off Avalanche 2-1 in game delayed by glass break

  • Anaheim Ducks' Cam Fowler, top, jumps to avoid a collision with Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Anaheim Ducks' Cam Fowler, top, jumps to avoid a collision with Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson watches as workers remove a cracked plexiglass piece during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson watches as workers remove a cracked plexiglass piece during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon, right, moves the puck past Anaheim Ducks' Cam Fowler during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon, right, moves the puck past Anaheim Ducks' Cam Fowler during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:02 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Thursday night in a game featuring a 45-minute delay and an early second intermission due to broken glass.

John Gibson made 21 saves and Hampus Lindholm scored the tying power-play goal early in the third period of the Pacific Division-leading Ducks' eighth victory in 10 games.

Ritchie dramatically rewarded the Ducks for a strong performance when Nikita Zadorov turned over the puck in the slot. Ondrej Kase tipped it to Anaheim's power forward, and he fired a shot through traffic for his 11th goal.

Calvin Pickard stopped 34 shots for the NHL-worst Avalanche, who have lost four straight and 21 of 25.