|COL||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||5|
|ATL||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
The Avalanche moved into a tie for first place in the Northwest Division .
Colorado has won 10-of-14 on the road and seven-of-eight overall.
Jones scored his first career goal to make it 4-1 in the second. Now in his third stint with Colorado this season, Jones assisted on Brunette's 16th goal and Sakic's 10th goal to help the Avalanche take a 2-0 lead in the first.
Colby Armstrong had an unassisted goal midway through the first for the Thrashers, who lost their second straight and have just one victory in 11 games.
Brunette's 17th goal, which pushed the lead to 5-1 late in the second, improved Colorado to 24-5-2 this season when scoring on the power play.
Hedberg, who dropped to 13-20-5, stopped 18-of-23 shots before head coach Don Waddell pulled him in favor of Kari Lehtonen to begin the third.
Jose Theodore is 23-18-2 after stopping 22-of-24 shots and winning his seventh start in eight games.
Erik Christensen's 11th goal ended the scoring with 3:52 remaining.
Notes: C Peter Forsberg (groin) missed his second straight game for Colorado. ... After fighting Stars D Steve Ott in a 3-0 loss at Dallas on Sunday, D Ruslan Salei returned to Denver to have his injured eye examined. ... C Paul Stastny earned his team-high 37th assist and third in four games on Brunette's second goal. ... The Avalanche has killed 22 straight penalties on the road. ... Colorado improved to 5-1 this month and 16-2-2 in March over the past two seasons. ... Alexei Zhitnik, Atlanta's highest-paid defenseman, was a healthy scratch for the third straight game. ... Colorado, 8-1 against the Eastern Conference, ended a three-game winless streak against the Thrashers to earn its first victory in Atlanta since 2002.
|Andrew Brunette (16) ASST: David Jones (2)|
1 - 0 COL
|Joe Sakic (10) ASST: David Jones (3)|
2 - 0 COL
|Colby Armstrong (11) ASST: NONE|
2 - 1 COL
|Milan Hejduk (22) ASST: Scott Hannan (17), Jaroslav Hlinka (19)|
3 - 1 COL
|David Jones (1) ASST: Joe Sakic (17), Jose Theodore (2)|
4 - 1 COL
|PPG - Andrew Brunette (17) ASST: Joe Sakic (18), Paul Stastny (37)|
5 - 1 COL
|Erik Christensen (11) ASST: Eric Perrin (27), Colby Armstrong (18)|
5 - 2 COL
|Ben Guite Interference against Eric Perrin|
|Niclas Havelid Slashing against Andrew Brunette|
|Toby Enstrom Tripping against Kyle Cumiskey|
|Scott Hannan Closing hand on puck|
|David Jones Holding against Toby Enstrom|
|Ilya Kovalchuk Tripping against Jeff Finger|
|Brad Larsen Interference against Cody McLeod|
|SA: 24||TOI: 59:53|
|Saves: 22||EV: 18 - 20|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 4|
|SV%: .917||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 23||TOI: 39:59|
|Saves: 18||EV: 17 - 21|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 2|
|SV%: .783||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 6||TOI: 20:00|
|Saves: 6||EV: 6 - 6|
|PIM: 0||PP: 0 - 0|
|SV%: 1.000||SH: 0 - 0|