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Recap - Avalanche Defeat Atlanta 4-2

Colorado skated to a 4-2 victory over Atlanta on Friday in NHL action at Philips Arena.

Colorado was an underdog by +123 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Milan Hejduk, Tomas Fleischmann, Greg Mauldin, and Paul Stastny each scored for the Avalanche in the victory. Fleischmann opened the scoring for Colorado, finding the back of the net at 4:39 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Matt Duchene.

Craig Anderson turned in a 24-save effort for the Avalanche.

Niclas Bergfors and Bryan Little scored for the Thrashers, finding the net behind Craig Anderson.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 25 of 28 shots for the Thrashers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Colorado went 1-for-3, while the Thrashers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Atlanta lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 29-26.

Colorado looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Capitals. The Thrashers will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.