Colorado 2, Washington 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 16-14-0-1 10-5-0-1 6-9-0-0 L1
Colorado 15-17-1-0 9-9-0-0 6-8-1-0 W1

Recap

Cody McLeod and defenseman Erik Johnson each scored his first goal of the season as the Colorado Avalanche extended their home winning streak to five games with a 2-1 triumph over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

Johnson added an assist and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 25 saves for Colorado, which improved to 7-1-0 against the Eastern Conference.

The Avalanche took an early lead when McLeod's innocent shot toward the net from the left point eluded the glove of Michal Neuvirth 2:49 into the game.

Alexander Semin forged a tie with 6:51 remaining in the second, but Johnson restored Colorado's advantage 54 seconds later with a blast from the right point that beat a screened Neuvirth.

Neuvirth stopped 26 shots for Washington, which lost six of its last eight road games and fell to 4-5-0 under new coach Dale Hunter.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Colorado
Alexander Semin 1 Points Erik Johnson 2
Alexander Semin 1 Goals Erik Johnson 1
Karl Alzner 1 Assists Erik Johnson 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Michal Neuvirth .929 Save Percentage Jean-Sebastien Giguere .962
Michal Neuvirth 26 Saves Jean-Sebastien Giguere 25

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 26 1 0-4 2-2 9 19
Colorado 28 2 0-2 4-4 13 33

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Philadelphia . The Avalanche have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Nashville . The Capitals have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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