Columbus couldn't hang with the Avalanche on Thursday as Colorado blasted the Blue Jackets 4-0 at Pepsi Center.
The Avalanche were a -160 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Matt Duchene (2), P.A. Parenteau, and John Mitchell each scored for the Avalanche in the victory. Parenteau opened the scoring for Colorado, finding the back of the net at 0:51 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Matt Duchene and Jan Hejda.
Semyon Varlamov turned in a 33-save effort for the Avalanche.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 24 of 28 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Colorado scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Columbus went 0-for-6 with the man advantage.
Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Columbus by a margin of 33-28.
Next game, Colorado takes its act on the road to face San Jose looking for another win. For Columbus, they head home to face Chicago.