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Daily Cupcakes- October 24th, 2011

Don't forget, as a MHH'er, you can get tickets to the Avs October 30th game at a discount.

Good news for the Avalanche, and the Monsters.

Rookie defenseman Stefan Elliott scored his first professional goal at 3:24 of overtime to give Lake Erie a 3-2 win over the Crunch Saturday night, the Monsters' first victory of the 2011-12 season.

It was the second straight night the two teams played overtime. The Crunch won on Friday, 4-3.

A recap of the Saturday night game between the Avalanche and Blackhawks.

Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog's second goal of the game with 1:48 left in the third period tied it at 4 and forced overtime. He broke in on alone on goalie Corey Crawford after taking a pass from Ryan O'Reilly.

"We know what we have to do on the road to get the win," Landeskog said. "We stick to our game plan: keep working hard, which makes us successful.

"Everyone was going. Var made some huge saves back there, as usual, and we kept working hard."

Matt Duchene comments on the demotion.

"He knows he has to be better for us," Sacco said.

While this is light years away from being a controversy, it’s still interesting — Duchene hasn’t experienced much adversity since turning pro. In his rookie year, he was nominated for the Calder and scored the goal that sent Colorado to the playoffs. In his sophomore year, he made his first All-Star team while becoming the youngest player to ever lead the Avs in scoring.

For what it’s worth, Duchene took Saturday’s demotion in stride. "It’s…whatever. We played pretty well, so I’m not complaining," he said following game.