Matt Duchene had two goals and an assist in his first game against his former club, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Duchene had missed the previous three games due to the birth of his first son. He hadn’t played against the Avalanche since being traded to Ottawa in November 2017.

Brady Tkachuk, Mark Stone and Ryan Dzingel also scored for the Senators, and Anders Nilsson made 30 saves. It was Ottawa’s first win at home since Dec. 17.

Nikita Zadorov and Nathan MacKinnon scored for the Avalanche, who wrapped up a five-game trip. Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots.

Duchene put the Senators ahead 4-1 with his 19th goal of the season midway through the third period. Zack Smith had fired a puck that went wide of the net off the back boards, and Duchene picked it up and scored short side.

The Avalanche appeared to cut the lead in half minutes later, but it was waived off upon review because the left post was off the mooring.

MacKinnon had a power-play goal with four minutes remaining and Varlamov on the bench for the two-man advantage. The Avalanche had another opportunity after Christian Jaros sent the puck over the glass, but Colorado couldn’t capitalize. Duchene scored into an empty net with 1:02 left.

NOTES: Nick Paul was a healthy scratch for the Senators. … Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson missed his 11th straight game due to a concussion.

UP NEXT

Avalanche: Return home to face the Kings on Saturday.

Senators: Play at Carolina on Friday night.

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Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Ceci collides with Colorado Avalanche center Tyson Jost along the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Ceci collides with Colorado Avalanche center Tyson Jost along the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
Colorado Avalanche center Alexander Kerfoot screens Ottawa Senators goaltender Anders Nilsson on a shot during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
Colorado Avalanche center Alexander Kerfoot screens Ottawa Senators goaltender Anders Nilsson on a shot during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk celebrates his goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk celebrates his goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators goalie Anderson Nilsson keeps an eye on the puck as teammate Mikkel Boedker checks Colorado Avalanche's Carl Soderberg during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators goalie Anderson Nilsson keeps an eye on the puck as teammate Mikkel Boedker checks Colorado Avalanche’s Carl Soderberg during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators' Zach Smith, left, and teammate Mark Borowiecki, right, collide with Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators’ Zach Smith, left, and teammate Mark Borowiecki, right, collide with Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

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