COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Kristian Huselius had a goal and two assists and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat Colorado 4-3 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
R.J. Umberger had a goal and assist, while rookie Jakub Voracek and Michael Peca also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have won seven of nine.
Chris Stewart had a goal and assist, and Marek Svatos and Ryan Smyth tallied for Colorado, which had a three-game winning streak snapped. Brett Clark added two assists.
Tied 1-1 after two periods, the teams combined for five goals in 3:41 in the third with Columbus taking a 4-2 lead on Peca's wrist shot from the slot for his fourth goal of the season at 9:11. Smyth pulled Colorado to within a goal at 4-3 with a power-play score from close range at 10:27. It was Smyth's 15th tally of the year.
Columbus rookie goalie Steve Mason had 23 saves to improve to 16-9-1, while Andrew Raycroft (9-2-0) also stopped 23 and had his seven-game winning streak end.
The Blue Jackets have won all three meeting between the clubs this season.
Umberger one-timed a centering pass from defenseman Kris Russell over Raycroft on a power play at 6:46 of the third period to make it 2-1.
Stewart responded just under a minute later with a long shot from the right circle that hit Mason's glove and caromed into the net.
Huselius scored his 13th goal of the season at 8:41 to make it 3-2 after taking a feed from Manny Malhotra out of the right corner and scoring with a low shot through traffic in the slot. Peca added the eventual game-winner 30 seconds later.
Svatos stuffed home a loose puck near the crease at 17:15 of the first period to start the scoring.
Columbus pulled even at 18:11 of the second period on a hectic play that Voracek finished for his sixth tally of the year. After a Huselius rush, Voracek threw his own rebound into the crease and Raycroft pushed the puck into his own net while scurrying back into position.
Notes: After going 1-19-2 in the first 25 meetings between the clubs, the Blue Jackets have gone 6-3 in the past nine contests. ...The Avalanche had five regulars out of the lineup, including C Joe Sakic. Columbus was missing seven regulars led by LW Rick Nash, their leading scorer. ...The Blue Jackets have won eight of nine at home.