|COL||1||0||2||(0 - 0)||3|
|CBJ||0||1||3||(0 - 0)||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.
|Marek Svatos (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Stewart (3), TJ Hensick (9)|
1 - 0 COL
|Jakub Voracek (6) Backhand shot - ASST: Kristian Huselius (14), R.J. Umberger (10)|
1 - 1 Tie
|PPG - R.J. Umberger (13) Snap shot - ASST: Kris Russell (7), Kristian Huselius (15)|
2 - 1 CBJ
|Chris Stewart (4) Snap shot - ASST: Tyler Arnason (10), Brett Clark (6)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Kristian Huselius (13) Snap shot - ASST: Manny Malhotra (9), Jared Boll (5)|
3 - 2 CBJ
|Michael Peca (4) Snap shot - ASST: Freddy Modin (11), Craig MacDonald (1)|
4 - 2 CBJ
|PPG - Ryan Smyth (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Brett Clark (7)|
4 - 3 CBJ
|R.J. Umberger Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Derek Dorsett Boarding against Darcy Tucker|
|Derek Dorsett Roughing against Darcy Tucker|
|Darcy Tucker Slashing against Derek Dorsett|
|Brett Clark Hooking against Jared Boll|
|Mike Commodore Interference against David Jones|
|Scott Hannan Interference against Jakub Voracek|
|Brian Willsie Hooking against Marc Methot|
|Derek MacKenzie Hooking against Philippe Dupuis|
|Ryan Smyth Interference|
|SA: 27||TOI: 59:03|
|Saves: 23||EV: 19 - 22|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 5|
|SV%: .852||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 26||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 23||EV: 21 - 23|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 3|
|SV%: .885||SH: 0 - 0|