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Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 1
Columbus Blue Jackets 1, Colorado Avalanche 3

DENVER (AP) - Jose Theodore made 26 saves to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Sunday night.

Ben Guite, Tyler Arnason and Jeff Finger each had a goal, and Ian Laperriere had two assists for the Avalanche, who split the four-game season series with Columbus.

Pascal Leclaire had 24 saves for the Blue Jackets, who lost for the second straight day on the road. The Blue Jackets pulled Leclaire with 29.4 seconds left for an extra attacker but didn't score.

Tyler Arnason looks for a pass as he waits in front of Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Pascal Leclaire in the first period of the Avalanche's 3-1 victory in Denver. Arnason scored a goal on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Avalanche took the lead with 2:03 left in the first period when Finger blasted a shot from just inside the blue line past Leclaire for his fourth goal of the season.

The goal came a few minutes after Colorado had a great opportunity to score on the power play, but Leclaire made two good saves to keep the game scoreless.

Colorado made it 2-0 midway through the second period when Leclaire couldn't cover up a shot from the right circle by rookie David Jones. Guite scored his fourth goal of the season on his second swing at the loose puck.

It was Jones' first NHL point in his third career game.

Arnason gave Colorado a 3-0 lead with his fourth goal of the season and first since Nov. 7 just 3:33 into the third period. Forty seconds later, Frederik Modin made it 3-1 with his first goal of the year.

Theodore lost his bid for his second shutout of the season after making several good saves.

His best came against Rick Nash with 6:58 left in the second period. Nash came down the left side and had an open net, but Theodore slid over and made a sprawling glove save on Nash's backhand try.

Notes: Colorado D Jordan Leopold missed his second straight game with an illness. ... Columbus C Sergei Fedorov sat out Sunday's game with flue-like symptoms. ... The Avalanche recalled Jones from Lake Erie of the AHL on Saturday  ... The Blue Jackets are 3-3-2 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.

scoring summary
1st Period
17:56
COL
Jeff Finger (4) ASST: Jaroslav Hlinka (14), Ian Laperriere (9)
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
07:40
COL
Ben Guite (4) ASST: David Jones (1), Ian Laperriere (10)
2 - 0 COL
3rd Period
03:33
COL
Tyler Arnason (4) ASST: Wojtek Wolski (16), Marek Svatos (3)
3 - 0 COL
04:13
CBJ
Freddy Modin (1) ASST: Rick Nash (17), Derick Brassard (1)
3 - 1 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
08:54
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Ole-Kristian Tollefsen
08:54
CBJ
Ole-Kristian Tollefsen  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
08:54
CBJ
Jason Chimera  Roughing against  Cody McCormick
08:54
COL
Cody McCormick  Roughing against  Jason Chimera
13:37
COL
Milan Hejduk  Hooking against  Jiri Novotny
13:37
CBJ
Freddy Modin  Tripping against  Karlis Skrastins
14:04
CBJ
Marc Methot  Hooking against  Wojtek Wolski
2nd Period
00:12
CBJ
Freddy Modin  Hooking against  Brett Clark
11:06
COL
Tyler Arnason  Hi-sticking against  Jiri Novotny
13:58
COL
Jeff Finger  Interference against  Jared Boll
16:54
CBJ
Curtis Glencross  Hooking against  Tyler Arnason
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Pascal Leclaire
Pascal Leclaire
SA: 27TOI: 59:24
Saves: 24EV: 18 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .889SH: 1 - 1
José Théodore
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
Saves: 26EV: 22 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .963SH: 0 - 0
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