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VIDEO: Matt Duchene motors past Karl Alzner for pretty goal

By Chris Peters | Hockey Writer

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Matt Duchene is off to a great start to the season and is a big part of why the Colorado Avalanche are one of the early surprises of the young season.

In the first period Saturday night, Duchene was up to his usual speedy, skilled self as he gave his team a 2-0 lead over the Washington Capitals.

After taking the puck down the right wing, Duchene made the reeling Karl Alzner look more like a traffic cone as he wheeled to the net. Duchene faked as though he would go inside, then took the puck back out leaving Alzner helpless and goalie Michal Neuvirth without a chance as he roofed the puck from in close.

Duchene's speed is really something. This is the second time in as many games it's been on full display as Duchene also blew past multiple players for an empty-net goal Thursday night against the Bruins.

The goal was Duchene's third on the season.

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