VIDEO: Avalanche F Duchene snaps scoring drought; rips monkey off back

Chris Battaglia

Matt Duchene's first goal in 14 games proved to be the game-winner Saturday against the Predators.

Duchene was so relieved to snap his drought, he ripped the metaphorical monkey right off his back after scoring on the sharp-angle shot.

Duchene leads the Avalanche with 41 points. His goal came on Colorado's only power play of the contest.