Colorado 3, Columbus 2

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 2-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 2-0-0-0 W2
Columbus 0-3-0-1 0-2-0-1 0-1-0-0 L4


Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored shootout goals as the Colorado Avalanche kept Columbus winless on the season, rallying to beat the host Blue Jackets 3-2 Wednesday.

After Hejduk and Rick Nash traded goals in the opening round of the sudden-death format, Duchene put Colorado ahead in round two with a shot that beat Columbus netminder Steve Mason between the legs.

The Blue Jackets had a chance to stay alive, but Jeff Carter was denied by Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov as Columbus dropped to 0-3-1 on the campaign.

Former Columbus defenseman Jan Hejda forced extra time with just 41 seconds in regulation, blasting a shot from the blue line that went through a crowd and eluded a befuddled Mason.

T.J. Galiardi had the other Colorado goal, opening the scoring at 13:06 of the first period.

Nash had his first of the season early in the second period while Radek Martinek added a third-period marker in defeat. The four-game winless skid is the longest to open the season in Blue Jackets history.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Columbus
T.J. Galiardi 1 Points Rick Nash 2
T.J. Galiardi 1 Goals Rick Nash 1
Jan Hejda 1 Assists Rick Nash 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Semyon Varlamov .939 Save Percentage Steve Mason .938
Semyon Varlamov 31 Saves Steve Mason 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 32 3 0-4 4-4 15 28
Columbus 33 2 0-4 4-4 15 35

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Dallas. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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