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Blue Jackets 4, Avalanche 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

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Blue Jackets 4, Avalanche 2
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Colorado Avalanche 2

DENVER (AP) -Fredrik Norrena had 30 saves, Derick Brassard and Jason Chimera each had a goal and an assist and the Columbus Blue Jackets got a rare win in Colorado, beating the Avalanche 4-2 on Thursday night.

Andrew Murray and Jan Hejda also scored and Norrena earned his first win of the season for the Blue Jackets, who ended a three-game losing streak.

Paul Stastny and Tyler Arnason scored power-play goals for the Avalanche, which lost its second straight following a five-game winning streak. Andrew Raycroft, who finished with 10 saves, gave up four goals on 14 shots before being pulled in favor of Peter Budaj to start the third period.

Since joining the NHL at the start of the 2000-01 season, the Blue Jackets are 2-12-1 in Denver. Before Thursday, Columbus' only victory in Colorado was a 3-0 win on Dec. 5, 2006.

Brassard wasted little time in getting the first goal of the game and his fourth of the season. He came into the Avalanche end along the right boards and handcuffed Raycroft with a shot over the goalie's left arm to make it 1-0 just 1:38 into the game.

At 8:30 of the second period, Chimera sent a slap shot over Raycroft's left shoulder for his fourth goal.

Murray scored his second goal of the season at 13:50 of the second, and Hejda got his first goal 2:58 later to make it 4-0. Stastny ended Norrena's shutout bid with his third goal at 18:30 of the second, and Arnason scored with 1:27 left in the third.

A week ago the Avalanche led the NHL in goals per game, but the club has since struggled to score. They were shut out in Calgary on Tuesday and until Stastny's goal had scored just once over their past 179:58.

Colorado nearly tied the game midway through the first period when Joe Sakic fanned on a pass in front of an open net. A minute earlier, Novotny nearly gave Columbus a 2-0 lead but his shot from the slot hit the left post.

Notes: Chimera's goal was his 50th with Columbus. ... Hejda's goal was his first in his past 115 games. ... Colorado out-shot Columbus 14-3 in the third period. ... Avalanche D Scott Hannan played in his 600th career game Thursday. ... Colorado is 23-4-1-1 against Columbus.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:38
CBJ
Derick Brassard (4) ASST: R.J. Umberger (3), Mike Commodore (4)
1 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
08:30
CBJ
Jason Chimera (4) ASST: Derick Brassard (5)
2 - 0 CBJ
13:50
CBJ
Andrew Murray (2) ASST: Derek Dorsett (1), Marc Methot (2)
3 - 0 CBJ
16:48
CBJ
Jan Hejda (1) ASST: Jason Chimera (5), Michael Peca (2)
4 - 0 CBJ
18:30
COL
PPG - Paul Stastny (3) ASST: Joe Sakic (8), Milan Hejduk (4)
4 - 1 CBJ
3rd Period
18:33
COL
PPG - Tyler Arnason (2) ASST: Wojtek Wolski (6), Marek Svatos (4)
4 - 2 CBJ
penalty summary
1st Period
11:04
COL
Darcy Tucker  Fighting (maj) against  Derek Dorsett
11:04
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Fighting (maj) against  Darcy Tucker
12:34
CBJ
Rick Nash  Interference against  Paul Stastny
2nd Period
01:30
CBJ
Jared Boll  Fighting (maj) against  Ian Laperriere
01:30
COL
Ian Laperriere  Fighting (maj) against  Jared Boll
03:08
CBJ
Christian Backman  Cross checking against  Darcy Tucker
17:05
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Holding the stick against  Milan Hejduk
3rd Period
17:22
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Jared Boll
17:22
CBJ
Jared Boll  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
17:22
CBJ
Jared Boll  Instigator against  Cody McLeod
17:22
CBJ
Jared Boll  Game misconduct
goalie stats
Fredrik Norrena
Fredrik Norrena
1-3-0
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
Saves: 30EV: 25 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .938SH: 0 - 0
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 14TOI: 40:00
Saves: 10EV: 10 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .714SH: 0 - 0
Peter Budaj
SA: 3TOI: 18:42
Saves: 3EV: 3 - 3
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
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