Phoenix Falls 4-3 to Avalanche - Recap
It came down to a shootout and Peter Budaj foiled the opposition in a 4-3 victory for Colorado over Phoenix Friday.
Colorado won as a +235 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Ryan O'Reilly clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Avalanche. Colorado got goals from Jay McClement, Philippe Dupuis, and Ryan O'Reilly in the victory. Dupuis opened the scoring at 19:36 of the first period.
Peter Budaj stopped 35 of 38 Phoenix shots in the victory.
Ray Whitney, Shane Doan, and Lee Stempniak scored for the Coyotes, finding the net behind Peter Budaj.
Phoenix got a 17-stop effort from Ilya Bryzgalov in the loss.
On the power play, Colorado went 0-for-4, while the Coyotes were 1-for-6 with the man advantage.
Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Phoenix by a margin of 38-20.
Next game, Colorado takes its act home to face Calgary looking for another win. For Phoenix, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.