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Avalanche 5, Blue Jackets 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 5, Blue Jackets 1
Columbus Blue Jackets 1, Colorado Avalanche 5

DENVER (AP) - Peter Budaj made 33 saves, Paul Stastny and Chris Stewart had a goal and an assist each and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Saturday night.

David Liffiton, Cody McLeod and David Jones also scored, and Milan Hejduk and David Winnik had two assists for the Avalanche.

Derick Brassard scored a power-play goal for Columbus, which lost for the first time in four road games this season.

Colorado led 1-0 when they blew it open in the second period.

With the Avalanche on a 5-on-3 power play, Hejduk hit a post with a shot but the puck ricocheted to Stastny. Stastny gave it to Stewart in front of the net and he buried it for his ninth goal of the season 50 seconds into the frame.

Liffiton and Stastny scored 44 seconds apart midway through the period to make it 4-0 and chase starter Steve Mason.

Mason allowed four goals on 19 shots before being replaced by Mathieu Garon, who had 11 saves.

Cody McLeod made it 5-0 with his second goal of the season 6:06 into the third.

At the other end, Budaj was masterful. He made several key saves in the second period, including a glove save on a breakaway chance by Nash.

Brassard spoiled the shutout with 11:23 remaining.

Notes: Liffiton's goal was his first in the NHL. ... Stewart extended his points streak to eight games. ... Hejduk now has the most career points at Pepsi Center with 346. ... He entered the game tied with Joe Sakic at 344. ... Colorado has scored 18 goals over the last four games.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:14
COL
David Jones (4) ASST: Milan Hejduk (7), Scott Hannan (2)
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
00:50
COL
PPG - Chris Stewart (9) ASST: Paul Stastny (8), Milan Hejduk (8)
2 - 0 COL
10:00
COL
David Liffiton (1) ASST: Daniel Winnik (1), Brandon Yip (2)
3 - 0 COL
10:44
COL
Paul Stastny (5) ASST: Chris Stewart (7), TJ Galiardi (2)
4 - 0 COL
3rd Period
06:06
COL
Cody McLeod (2) ASST: Ryan Wilson (2), Daniel Winnik (2)
5 - 0 COL
08:37
CBJ
PPG - Derick Brassard (3) ASST: Rick Nash (2), Anton Stralman (3)
5 - 1 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
04:43
COL
Ryan O'Reilly  Holding against  Derek Dorsett
11:38
COL
Brandon Yip  Holding against  Marc Methot
15:37
CBJ
Rick Nash  Hooking against  Philippe Dupuis
19:45
CBJ
Marc Methot  Hooking against  Daniel Winnik
2nd Period
00:27
CBJ
Rostislav Klesla  Tripping against  Milan Hejduk
09:34
COL
Ryan Wilson  Fighting against  Derek Dorsett
09:34
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Fighting against  Ryan Wilson
17:08
CBJ
Nikita Filatov  Hooking against  Matt Duchene
3rd Period
02:27
CBJ
Jared Boll  Roughing against  Ryan O'Reilly
03:01
CBJ
Marc Methot  Roughing against  John-Michael Liles
06:39
CBJ
Jared Boll  Misconduct against  Chris Stewart
06:39
COL
Chris Stewart  Roughing against  Jared Boll
06:39
COL
Chris Stewart  Cross checking against  Samuel Pahlsson
06:39
CBJ
Fedor Tyutin  Roughing against  David Liffiton
06:39
COL
David Liffiton  Misconduct
19:34
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
19:34
COL
Cody McLeod  Roughing against  Derek Dorsett
goalie stats
Steve Mason
Steve Mason
4-4-0
SA: 19TOI: 30:44
Saves: 15EV: 12 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .789SH: 0 - 0
Mathieu Garon
Mathieu Garon
SA: 12TOI: 29:16
Saves: 11EV: 9 - 10
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .917SH: 0 - 0
Peter Budaj
SA: 34TOI: 59:53
Saves: 33EV: 30 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .971SH: 0 - 0
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