Columbus 2, Colorado 1

Sunday, March 3, 2013 3:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 8-8-3-1 6-2-1-0 2-6-2-1 L1
Columbus 6-12-3-1 4-4-2-1 2-8-1-0 W1


Blue Jackets 2, Avalanche 1 (OT): Artem Anisimov scored a power-play goal at 2:26 of overtime and host Columbus ended a four-game winless drought.

Vinny Prospal also had a power-play goal and Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside 18 shots as the Blue Jackets won for only the second time in nine games (2-5-2).

PA Parenteau scored the lone goal and Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves for Colorado, which saw its road winless streak reach five games while falling to 2-6-3 away from home.

Anisimov scored for the second straight contest following a three-game injury absence. He wristed a shot from the right faceoff circle through a screen and inside the right post to give the league's worst team a victory in the opener of a four-game homestand.

Parenteau opened the scoring with just under 7 1/2 minutes left in the second period, flipping shot through a screen that clipped the shoulder of Bobrovsky and was upheld upon video review. Prospal tied the game early in the third on a 5-on-3 when his shot deflected off Ryan O'Reilly's stick and into Colorado's net.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Prospal's goal was the Blue Jackets' first goal scored on a 5-on-3 this season. ... Columbus' beleaguered defensive corps absorbed another blow when John Moore was injured in practice Friday, joining fellow blue-liners James Wisniewski and Jack Johnson on the sideline. ... Avalanche backup G Jean-Sebastien Giguere left the team to attend the funeral of his mother. Calvin Pickard, who has never played an NHL game, backed up Varlamov.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Columbus
P.A. Parenteau 1 Points Artem Anisimov 1
P.A. Parenteau 1 Goals Artem Anisimov 1
Tyson Barrie 1 Assists Tim Erixon 1
N/A Power Play Goals Artem Anisimov 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Semyon Varlamov .941 Save Percentage Sergei Bobrovsky .947
Semyon Varlamov 32 Saves Sergei Bobrovsky 18

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 19 1 0-2 3-5 22 34
Columbus 34 2 2-5 2-2 16 35

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game at home against Edmonton. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .312 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .455 after a loss.
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