will be back in goal Saturday in Los Angeles after posting his first NHL shutout Friday, 1-0 in Anaheim.
He made 26 saves against the Ducks, and J.T. Compher
scored in the second period off a pass from Martin Kaut
, who intercepted a clearing pass from defenseman Hampus Lindholm
, to collect his first NHL point in his second game.
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Francouz, who signed a two-year, $4 million contract extension earlier Friday, came within 2:14 of a shutout Wednesday in a 3-1 win against the New York Islanders.
"It feels great, of course," Francouz told reporters. "We were pretty close to getting a shutout last game. We were two minutes short, but I was really happy that we finished hard today. We were playing like one unit in front of me and the guys blocked a lot of shots."
The Avalanche recalled forward Logan O’Connor
from the AHL Eagles, giving them an extra forward.
The Avalanche will hold their annual charity brunch and fashion show Sunday in Denver.
Gabriel Landeskog -- Nathan MacKinnon – Andre Burakovsky
Valeri Nichushkin -- J.T. Compher -- Joonas Donskoi
Matt Nieto -- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare -- Martin Kaut
Vladislav Kamenev – Tyson Jost -- Sheldon Dries/Logan O’Connor
Ryan Graves -- Cale Makar
Samuel Girard -- Erik Johnson
Nikita Zadorov -- Ian Cole