Doan, Gordon lead Coyotes 6-1 rout of Avalanche

By Bob Baum

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Jan. 16 2012 5:01 p.m. MST

Colorado Avalanche's T.J. Galiardi (39) battles Phoenix Coyotes' Gilbert Brule (8) and Ray Whitney (13) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz.

Matt York, Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. — 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 (JIHL-behr BROO-lay) 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. Chuck Kobasew scored Colorado's lone goal.

Mike Smith had 38 saves to 27 for Semyon Varlamov of the Avalanche.

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