Colorado 2, New Jersey 1

Monday, February 3, 2014 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 36-14-2-3 19-7-2-1 17-7-0-2 W4
New Jersey 23-21-5-8 12-7-3-4 11-14-2-4 L2

Recap



Avalanche 2, Devils 1 (OT): Ryan O'Reilly scored the game-winning goal 28 seconds into overtime after PA Pareanteau tied it in the final two minutes of regulation to lift visiting Colorado to its fourth consecutive victory.

With the Avalanche on the power play, Matt Duchene slid a pass into the slot that O'Reilly steered past Cory Schneider to help Colorado improve to 13-3-1 in its last 17 games. Jean-Sebastien Giguere halted a four-game losing streak, making 27 saves in his first start since Jan. 6.

It was the second straight gut-wrenching defeat for New Jersey, which allowed the tying goal with 11 seconds to play in a 3-2 overtime loss at Nashville on Friday night. Ryan Carter scored the lone goal and Schneider turned aside 23 shots as the Devils lost for the fifth time in six games (1-4-1) against the Avalanche.

Carter put the Devils on top with 1:35 left in the opening session, ripping a one-timer from the top of the left circle past Giguere. The Devils, who hit the post three times in the opening period, nearly doubled the lead four minutes into the third when Jaromir Jagr's shot went through the legs of Giguere but the puck skidded along the goal line and never crossed it.

Colorado coach Patrick Roy opted to pull Giguere for an extra skater with 2 1/2 minutes to play and it paid off when Parenteau deflected a right-point blast from Tyson Barrie with 1:47 to play, spoiling Schneider's bid for his fourth shutout of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Avalanche rookie C Nathan MacKinnon assisted on the game-winning tally to extend his point streak to five games. ... Jagr remains two goals shy of becoming the seventh player in history to score 700 and needs two assists to tie Hall-of-Famer Marcel Dionne (1,040) for ninth place on the all-time list. ... Avalanche C Paul Stastny (ankle) and LW Alex Tanguay (knee) each sat out their second straight game. 

Top Game Performances

Colorado   New Jersey
Ryan O'Reilly 1 Points Ryan Carter 1
Ryan O'Reilly 1 Goals Ryan Carter 1
Tyson Barrie 1 Assists Steve Bernier 1
Ryan O'Reilly 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jean-Sebastien Giguere .964 Save Percentage Cory Schneider .920
Jean-Sebastien Giguere 27 Saves Cory Schneider 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 25 2 1-5 4-4 8 24
New Jersey 28 1 0-4 4-5 10 26

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game at home against Edmonton. The Devils have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .424 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against NY Rangers. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .639 after a win and .684 after a loss.