Colorado Skates Past Columbus 3-2 - Recap
Colorado earned a 3-2 victory over Columbus on Wednesday, but needed a shootout to do it at Nationwide Arena.
The Avalanche were a +125 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.
The win was clinched by Matt Duchene, who beat Steve Mason in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Colorado. Colorado got goals from Jan Hejda and T.J. Galiardi in the victory. Galiardi opened the scoring at 13:06 of the first period.
Semyon Varlamov turned in a 31-save effort for the Avalanche.
Columbus got goals from Radek Martinek and Rick Nash in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Columbus got a 30-stop effort from Steve Mason in the loss.
Colorado scored 0 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Columbus went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Columbus by a margin of 33-32.
Colorado looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Senators. The Blue Jackets will aim to get back on the winning track at Dallas.