Ducks open up big lead, hang on late to down Avs

Bobby Ryan had two goals and Jonas Hiller made 2.

Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who have won five in a row for the first time since a six-game streak from November 3-12 of last season.

Ryan O'Reilly and Milan Hejduk lit the lamp for the Avalanche, who had a two- game winning streak snapped. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made just 15 saves in defeat.