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Recap - Avalanche Defeat Columbus 5-1

Columbus couldn't hang with the Avalanche on Friday as Colorado blasted the Blue Jackets 5-1 at Nationwide Arena.

The Avalanche were a +115 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Colorado got goals from David Jones (2), Philippe Dupuis, Greg Mauldin, and Paul Stastny in the victory. Jones opened the scoring at 6:11 of the first period.

Peter Budaj turned in a 28-save effort for the Avalanche.

Antoine Vermette scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Peter Budaj.

Steve Mason stopped 24 of 29 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Colorado went 0-for-2, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Colorado looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Red Wings. The Blue Jackets will aim to get back on the winning track at Los Angeles.