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Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 2, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 2, SO
Colorado Avalanche 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2
Three Stars of the Game
Semyon Varlamov
1st
SA: 33TOI: 64:32
GA: 2EV: 23-25
PIM: 0PP: 7-7
SV%: .939SH: 1-1
Rick Nash
2nd
Rick Nash
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:23
Gabriel Landeskog
3rd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:04

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gabriel Landeskog scored his first NHL goal with 40 seconds left and Matt Duchene's shootout goal was the difference in the Colorado Avalanche's 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday.

Colorado improves to 2-1-0 on the season, while Columbus falls to 0-3-1.

In the shootout, Milan Hejduk matched the goal of Rick Nash, who had a goal and an assist for Columbus. Shooting second, Duchene beat Steve Mason through the leg pads. Mason stopped 30 shots in regulation and overtime.

Semyon Varlamov, who finished with 31 saves, slid to stop Jeff Carter's shot to secure the victory.

T.J. Galiardi also scored for Colorado, while Radek Martinek had the other Columbus goal.

It was the second game in three nights - both at home - that the Blue Jackets led by a goal in the third period and couldn't hang on.

The Blue Jackets were 0-for-4 on the power play and are 0-for-20 on the season with a man advantage.

Martinek provided not only the first goal by a Columbus defenseman this season but his first in a Blue Jackets uniform - on their only shot of the third period. An offseason free-agent signing, he was positioned at the right point when he took a pass from Vinny Prospal, who was near the corner boards. Martinek's hard one-timer sailed over Varlamov's shoulder on the stick side for a 2-1 lead.

The Avalanche finally broke through in the final minute of regulation. Landeskog notched his first goal (in his third game) on a redirect. Defenseman Jan Hejda, who the Blue Jackets declined to re-sign in the offseason, fired a slap shot from the left point into heavy congestion in front that included two teammates and two defensemen clogging the ice in front of Mason. The puck went in off Landeskog.

Each team had two shots in the overtime, neither a prime scoring chance.

The Avalanche opened the scoring on Galiardi's wrister through traffic. Shane O'Brien threw the puck on net and it rebounded off a Blue Jacket player to Galiardi for a wrister from near the right circle. Mason appeared to stop the shot, but it slipped under his left shoulder and over the goal line.

NOTES: The Blue Jackets had six giveaways to none for the Avalanche in the opening period.

scoring summary
1st Period
13:06
COL
TJ Galiardi (1) ASST: Ryan O'Byrne (1), Ryan Wilson (1)
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
02:30
CBJ
Rick Nash (2) ASST: NONE
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
01:16
CBJ
Radek Martinek (1) ASST: Vinny Prospal (2), Rick Nash (3)
2 - 1 CBJ
19:19
COL
Gabriel Landeskog (1) ASST: Jan Hejda (2), Ryan O'Reilly (1)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCBJCOLTOTAL
1R. Nash
M. Hejduk
1 - 1
2V. Prospal
M. Duchene
1 - 2
3J. Carter
1 - 2
penalty summary
1st Period
02:33
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Fighting against  Cody McLeod
02:33
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting against  Derek Dorsett
04:53
COL
Kyle Quincey  Boarding against  Kris Russell
08:50
COL
Ryan Wilson  Boarding against  R.J. Umberger
16:34
COL
Chuck Kobasew  Holding against  Fedor Tyutin
19:11
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Interference against  Erik Johnson
2nd Period
17:09
COL
Peter Mueller  Too many men on the ice
17:49
CBJ
Vinny Prospal  Hi-sticking against  Ryan O'Byrne
3rd Period
01:57
COL
Ryan O'Byrne  Interference against  Derick Brassard
01:57
CBJ
Derick Brassard  Unsportsmanlike conduct
02:04
CBJ
Matt Calvert  Hooking against  Erik Johnson
14:19
CBJ
Antoine Vermette  Interference against  Paul Stastny
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 33TOI: 64:32
Saves: 31EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .939SH: 1 - 1
Steve Mason
Steve Mason
0-3-1
SA: 32TOI: 65:00
Saves: 30EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .938SH: 1 - 1
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