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Colorado Avalanche 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 5 FINAL OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Colorado Avalanche 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 5 FINAL OT
Colorado Avalanche 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ For one night, at least, the Columbus Blue Jackets erased a lot of bad memories against the Colorado Avalanche.

David Vyborny had a goal and four assists, including one on Jaroslav Spacek's one-timer 3:24 into overtime, to lead the Blue Jackets past the Avalanche 5-4 Saturday night.

``I think it's our best win ever,'' Vyborny said.

It was the Blue Jackets' first over the Avalanche _ they had beaten every other NHL team _ after going 0-13-1 in their first 14 meetings. Colorado, which outscored the Blue Jackets 11-1 in winning both meetings this season, held a 61-16 goals advantage over the Blue Jackets since Columbus joined the NHL four years ago.

``They dominated the last 3{ seasons and we were getting tired of that,'' Blue Jackets coach Gerard Gallant said. ``We know they are a great hockey team. They've got superstars over there. So we've got to work hard and compete hard.

``Everybody gave everything they had. Our guys are tired, but they feel pretty good about themselves.''

Vyborny's five points were a career high, as were his four assists, and tied a franchise record. He also matched his career high for points in a season with 46.

``It will give me a little bit more confidence over the last 17 games,'' Vyborny said.

The Blue Jackets were on the power play in overtime after John-Michael Liles, who had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, was called for hooking at 3:03.

Spacek had one one-timer blocked, but he reloaded and beat goaltender Philippe Sauve from the point after taking a pass from Andrew Cassels, who had two assists. Spacek had an assist to go with his fourth goal.

Geoff Sanderson, Manny Malhotra and Nikolai Zherdev each scored for the Blue Jackets. Zherdev missed the last two games, flying to Switzerland to testify in his arbitration hearing _ made necessary when he left his team in Russia to play with Columbus.

``If you look around the dressing room, we've got 20 guys right now who are all contributing,'' Blue Jackets forward Todd Marchant said.

Alex Tanguay had a goal and three assists, Milan Hejduk had a goal and two assists, and Joe Sakic and Liles each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, the NHL's best road team.

Sakic scored his 25th to give Colorado a 1-0 lead, taking a perfect lead pass from Tanguay. One second after a power play ended, the Avalanche made it 2-0 on Liles' sixth goal.

Tanguay was listed as questionable for the game after bruising a thigh Thursday against St. Louis. Over the last 28 games, Tanguay has 34 points and Hejduk has 30.

Paul Kariya was stopped by Columbus' Marc Denis on a penalty shot _ Denis kicked the shot away with his right foot _ midway through the second period. The shot was awarded because a Blue Jackets player fell on the puck in the crease during a wild scramble at 10:27.

``From that point on, we took control of the game,'' Gallant said.

Vyborny netted his third stab at the puck while Columbus was on a power play at 14:59.

Just 25 seconds later, Vyborny flipped the puck high in the air from the neutral zone and right to a streaking Sanderson, who scored on a breakaway.

Zherdev had two good shots at goals _ one hit the post _ before converting on a five-on-three off a cross-crease pass from Cassels for a 3-2 lead.

``Every game you expect to get two points,'' Sauve said. ``They played hard tonight. You have to give them that.''

In the third period, the Avalanche pulled even on Sakic's patient pass to Tanguay, who scored his 22nd.

After Malhotra scored on a give-and-go with Darrel Scoville, who earned his first NHL point, Colorado again tied it when Hejduk scored after Rob Blake's slap shot clanged off a post and ended up on Hejduk's stick.

``We had a chance to put them away when we got two early in the game and we didn't do it,'' Avalanche coach Tony Granato said. ``That basically sums up the entire night.''

scoring summary
1st Period
13:04
COL
Joe Sakic (25) ASST: Alex Tanguay (47), Milan Hejduk (30)
1 - 0 COL
16:36
COL
John-Michael Liles (6) ASST: Milan Hejduk (31), Alex Tanguay (48)
2 - 0 COL
2nd Period
14:59
CBJ
PPG - David Vyborny (19) ASST: Jaroslav Spacek (13), Todd Marchant (24)
2 - 1 COL
15:24
CBJ
Geoff Sanderson (13) ASST: David Vyborny (25), Luke Richardson (4)
2 - 2 Tie
19:10
CBJ
PPG - Nikolay Zherdev (7) ASST: Andrew Cassels (14), David Vyborny (26)
3 - 2 CBJ
3rd Period
06:15
COL
Alex Tanguay (22) ASST: Joe Sakic (42), John-Michael Liles (15)
3 - 3 Tie
14:23
CBJ
Manny Malhotra (11) ASST: Darrel Scoville (1), David Vyborny (27)
4 - 3 CBJ
17:39
COL
PPG - Milan Hejduk (30) ASST: Rob Blake (30), Alex Tanguay (49)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
03:24
CBJ
PPG - Jaroslav Spacek (4) ASST: Andrew Cassels (15), David Vyborny (28)
5 - 4 CBJ
penalty summary
1st Period
13:10
COL
Alex Tanguay  Slashing against  Luke Richardson
13:10
CBJ
Luke Richardson  Roughing against  Alex Tanguay
14:35
CBJ
Todd Marchant  Tripping against  John-Michael Liles
16:09
COL
Riku Hahl  Diving against  Luke Richardson
16:09
CBJ
Luke Richardson  Cross checking against  Riku Hahl
2nd Period
01:57
CBJ
Marc Denis  Delay of game
05:02
COL
Chris McAllister  Roughing against  Luke Richardson
05:58
CBJ
Andrew Cassels  Roughing against  Adam Foote
05:58
COL
Adam Foote  Roughing against  Andrew Cassels
08:17
CBJ
Scott Lachance  Roughing
12:08
CBJ
Jody Shelley  Tripping - Obstruction against  Alex Tanguay
13:49
COL
Joe Sakic  Slashing
14:41
COL
Adam Foote  Roughing against  Rick Nash
14:41
CBJ
Rick Nash  Roughing against  Adam Foote
16:02
CBJ
Tim Jackman  Roughing
16:02
CBJ
Tyler Wright  Game misconduct
16:02
CBJ
Tyler Wright  Misconduct (10 min)
16:02
CBJ
Tyler Wright  Unsportsmanlike conduct
16:02
COL
Cody McCormick  Roughing
16:02
COL
Cody McCormick  Roughing
17:53
COL
Adam Foote  Unsportsmanlike conduct
17:53
COL
John-Michael Liles  Interference against  Todd Marchant
18:34
COL
Joe Sakic  Throwing stick
3rd Period
03:44
COL
Steve Konowalchuk  Boarding against  Tim Jackman
15:51
CBJ
Darrel Scoville  Slashing against  Steve Konowalchuk
OT Period
02:25
COL
Rob Blake  Holding the stick against  Luke Richardson
02:25
CBJ
Luke Richardson  Interference - Obstruction against  Rob Blake
03:03
COL
John-Michael Liles  Hooking - Obstruction
03:24
COL
Alex Tanguay  Gross misconduct
goalie stats
Philippe Sauve
Philippe Sauve
SA: 44TOI: 63:24
Saves: 39EV: 28 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 12
SV%: .886SH: 2 - 2
Marc Denis
SA: 36TOI: 63:24
Saves: 32EV: 26 - 29
PIM: 2PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .889SH: 0 - 0
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