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Blue Jackets 4, Avalanche 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

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Blue Jackets 4, Avalanche 3
Colorado Avalanche 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 4

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
17:15
COL
Marek Svatos (7) ASST: Chris Stewart (3), TJ Hensick (9)
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
18:11
CBJ
Jakub Voracek (6) ASST: Kristian Huselius (14), R.J. Umberger (10)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
06:46
CBJ
PPG - R.J. Umberger (13) ASST: Kris Russell (7), Kristian Huselius (15)
2 - 1 CBJ
07:36
COL
Chris Stewart (4) ASST: Tyler Arnason (10), Brett Clark (6)
2 - 2 Tie
08:41
CBJ
Kristian Huselius (13) ASST: Manny Malhotra (9), Jared Boll (5)
3 - 2 CBJ
09:11
CBJ
Michael Peca (4) ASST: Freddy Modin (11), Craig MacDonald (1)
4 - 2 CBJ
10:27
COL
PPG - Ryan Smyth (15) ASST: Brett Clark (7)
4 - 3 CBJ
penalty summary
1st Period
01:06
CBJ
R.J. Umberger  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
06:59
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Boarding against  Darcy Tucker
09:09
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Roughing against  Darcy Tucker
09:09
COL
Darcy Tucker  Slashing against  Derek Dorsett
19:55
COL
Brett Clark  Hooking against  Jared Boll
2nd Period
10:17
CBJ
Mike Commodore  Interference against  David Jones
3rd Period
02:59
COL
Scott Hannan  Interference against  Jakub Voracek
05:42
COL
Brian Willsie  Hooking against  Marc Methot
10:22
CBJ
Derek MacKenzie  Hooking against  Philippe Dupuis
11:44
COL
Ryan Smyth  Interference
goalie stats
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 27TOI: 59:03
Saves: 23EV: 19 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .852SH: 0 - 0
Steve Mason
Steve Mason
16-9-1
SA: 26TOI: 60:00
Saves: 23EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .885SH: 0 - 0
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