Franchise-Best Five-Game Home Win Streak Snapped
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Columbus Falls To Colorado, 4-1
Franchise-Best Five-Game Home Win Streak Snapped

Friday, 02.10.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets
(AP) -- Marek Svatos scored twice in a three-minute span of the third period to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

With the score tied 1-1 and the Avalanche on the power play, Svatos took a quick centering pass from behind the goal from Brett McLean and went high over goalie Marc Denis' glove side at the 1:08 mark.

Joe Sakic then dug the puck off the wall and sent an ideal setup pass to Svatos in the high slot that he converted for his 32nd goal of the year at 3:58.

Antti Laaksonen scored the fastest first goal ever for the Avalanche and Brad Richardson had an empty-netter as Colorado improved to 17-0-1-1 against the Blue Jackets.

The game pitted two of the hottest teams in the NHL. The Avalanche are 13-3-3 in their last 19 games and the Blue Jackets had won their last five home games and six of seven overall.

Jan Hrdina had the only Columbus score.

A mistake by Denis led to the Avalanche's opening goal. After the puck was dropped to start the game, it was dumped behind the Blue Jackets goal. Denis left the crease to join defenseman Adam Foote behind the goal, but neither was able to handle the puck. Laaksonen swooped in, stole it and scored into an empty net on a wraparound just eight seconds in.

It was the Colorado franchise's fastest goal to start a game, eclipsing by a second goals scored by Randy Moller in 1988, when the team was in Quebec, and Joe Sakic in 2001. Laaksonen's 13th goal matched the quickest ever surrendered by the Blue Jackets.

Midway through the period, Columbus tied it on David Vyborny's nifty two-on-one pass resulting in Hrdina's eighth goal. Vyborny, who has three goals and 10 assists in his last eight games, waited patiently while carrying the puck from center ice before delivering it to Hrdina for the goal.

Columbus plays at Nashville on Saturday night at 8 p.m.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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