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.