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Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 2
Colorado Avalanche 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Wojtek Wolski had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche held on for a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night when a tying goal was disallowed in the final seconds.

Milan Hejduk and Chris Stewart also scored for Colorado. Peter Budaj, making his second consecutive start since regular starter Craig Anderson suffered a neck injury, had 29 saves and an assist.

Jason Chimera had a goal and an assist and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have struggled on defense while losing eight of nine.

Chimera thought he tied it with 13.7 seconds left, jamming in the puck at the left post during a mad scrum. The net appeared to come up - with the puck sliding in underneath - but not off the moorings. The play was initially ruled a goal on the ice.

After a replay review, the call on the ice was reversed and it was ruled the puck did not cross between the posts.

Steve Mason had 16 stops for Columbus, which entered the game tied for the most goals allowed in the NHL.

After a scoreless first period, the Avalanche pushed across two goals in the second.

Paul Stastny eluded Jan Hejda behind the Columbus net with a pass to himself off the endboard then fed Wolski, left unmarked at the bottom of the right circle. Wolski snapped a quick shot by Mason at 6:46 for his 11th goal of the season.

Columbus had a good power play chance a few minutes later but Foote blocked Voracek's shot at an open net.

Matt Duchene set up the second goal, backhanding a pass through traffic to Hejduk all alone at the back post for his team-leading 12th goal at 15:21.

Chimera picked up his sixth goal at 4:19 of the third but Colorado needed just 38 seconds to respond. Budaj and Wolski made a few long passes before Stewart scored his fourth from the left circle.

NOTES: The game marked the return of former Blue Jackets captain Adam Foote to Columbus. He was heavily booed every time he stepped on the ice and touched the puck. ... Colorado is 24-7-1-1 all-time against Columbus, but the Blue Jackets have won six of the last eight meetings. ... The Avalanche played the fourth game of a five-game trip (2-1-1).

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
06:46
COL
Wojtek Wolski (11) Tip-in - ASST: Paul Stastny (24), Scott Hannan (8)
1 - 0 COL
15:21
COL
Milan Hejduk (12) Tip-in - ASST: Matt Duchene (10), Ryan Wilson (5)
2 - 0 COL
3rd Period
04:19
CBJ
Jason Chimera (6) Tip-in - ASST: Jakub Voracek (11), Fedor Tyutin (14)
2 - 1 COL
04:58
COL
Chris Stewart (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Wojtek Wolski (16), Peter Budaj (1)
3 - 1 COL
15:32
CBJ
Jakub Voracek (7) Wrap-around - ASST: Derick Brassard (14), Jason Chimera (7)
3 - 2 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
00:30
CBJ
Mike Commodore  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
04:44
CBJ
Raffi Torres  Boarding against  Ryan Wilson
05:34
COL
David Koci  Too many men/ice - bench
11:28
CBJ
Mike Commodore  Fighting (maj) against  David Koci
11:28
COL
David Koci  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Commodore
15:56
COL
Ryan Wilson  Interference against  Jakub Voracek
2nd Period
08:15
COL
Brett Clark  Hooking against  Jakub Voracek
16:13
CBJ
Kristian Huselius  Hooking against  Marek Svatos
3rd Period
00:11
COL
Kyle Quincey  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
09:06
COL
John-Michael Liles  Tripping against  Rick Nash
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
SA: 31TOI: 60:00
Saves: 29EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .935SH: 0 - 0
Steve Mason
Steve Mason
9-8-5
SA: 19TOI: 58:44
Saves: 16EV: 14 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .842SH: 0 - 0
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