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Blue Jackets 2, Avalanche 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Blue Jackets 2, Avalanche 0
Columbus Blue Jackets 2, Colorado Avalanche 0
Three Stars of the Game
Steve Mason
1st
Steve Mason
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 30-30
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Nikita Nikitin
2nd
Nikita Nikitin
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 24:35
Fedor Tyutin
3rd
Fedor Tyutin
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 23:05

DENVER (AP) - Steve Mason stopped 32 shots for his first shutout of the season, defensemen Fedor Tyutin and Nikita Nikitin both scored, and the Columbus Blue Jackets snapped a two-year drought against Colorado by beating the Avalanche 2-0 on Thursday night.

The Blue Jackets gave Mason an early lead and he protected it en route to his 19th NHL shutout, which snapped Columbus' 0-9-1 skid against the Avalanche that dated to the 2009-10 season.

The Avalanche had their four-game winning streak snapped as they were shut out for the seventh time this season. They also missed a chance to move into eighth place in the Western Conference.

Mason withstood a push from the Avalanche, making a key save on a shot by Stefan Elliott early in the third period. He then sprawled on the ice to stuff a shot by Jay McClement at the end of a rush. A shot by Elliott with 2:35 remaining hit the post.

Colorado pulled goalie Semyon Varlamov for an extra attacker with 1:50 left and went on the power play in the final 1:38 but couldn't break through.

Columbus was on the power play when Nikitin gave the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead at 12:53 of the first period. He fired a shot from the point that got past Varlamov, whose winning streak was stopped at three - one shy of his season best.

Tyutin, who assisted on Nikitin's goal, netted his fifth of the season on a slap shot from the top of the left circle that sailed in over the stick of Varlamov.

NOTES: Columbus lost 5-0 to the Avalanche last week. ... The Blue Jackets' Vinny Prospal assisted on both goals. ... Left wing Jamie McGinn played in his first game for the Avalanche since being acquired Monday from the San Jose Sharks. ... Nikitin has at least one point in seven of his last 10 games. ... The Avalanche had scored at least four goals in each of their previous four games.

scoring summary
1st Period
12:53
CBJ
PPG - Nikita Nikitin (3) ASST: Vinny Prospal (29), Fedor Tyutin (21)
1 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
15:11
CBJ
Fedor Tyutin (5) ASST: Vinny Prospal (30), Derick Brassard (17)
2 - 0 CBJ
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
12:22
COL
Gabriel Landeskog  Holding against  Rick Nash
14:08
COL
Jamie McGinn  Hooking against  Jack Johnson
2nd Period
15:41
COL
Gabriel Landeskog  Fighting against  Jack Johnson
15:41
CBJ
Jack Johnson  Fighting against  Gabriel Landeskog
17:06
CBJ
Derek Dorsett  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Cody McLeod
17:06
COL
Cody McLeod  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Derek Dorsett
3rd Period
01:26
CBJ
Nikita Nikitin  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
18:22
CBJ
Fedor Tyutin  Hi-sticking against  Gabriel Landeskog
goalie stats
Steve Mason
Steve Mason
9-22-3
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 33EV: 30 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 28TOI: 58:10
Saves: 26EV: 24 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .929SH: 0 - 0
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