|CBJ||1||1||1||(0 - 0)||3|
|COL||1||2||2||(0 - 0)||5|
|G: 0||Shots: 5|
|A: 2||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 2||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 1||TOI: 15:44|
|G: 1||Shots: 4|
|A: 1||Hits: 6|
|PTS: 2||PIM: 2|
|+/-: 1||TOI: 18:16|
|SA: 38||TOI: 60:00|
|GA: 3||EV: 30-33|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4-4|
|SV%: .921||SH: 1-1|
DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche ended a four-game losing streak Tuesday with a 5-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Pepsi Center.
The Avalanche were 0-1-3 in their previous four games.
Nathan MacKinnon secured the win with a power-play goal, Colorado's third of the game, by redirecting Andre Benoit's pass into the net with 1:03 remaining.
Gabriel Landeskog finished a tic-tac-toe passing play with Paul Stastny and MacKinnon for a power-play goal at 8:10 of the third period to make it 4-2, but the Blue Jackets closed within a goal 37 seconds later.
Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov made a save against RJ Umberger and thought he had the puck covered, but Nick Foligno dug it out, circled behind the net and poked it inside the opposite post at 8:47.
Colorado's newly constructed line of Jamie McGinn, Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly combined for two goals and three assists in a 2:38 span of the second period when it took a 3-2 lead.
McGinn, with his second goal in the past 11 games, tied the game at 12:04. Duchene took a shot from between the faceoff circles and McGinn backhanded the rebound past goalie Curtis McElhinney.
The Avalanche went on a power play shortly after when Johnson elbowed Brad Malone. O'Reilly converted at 14:42 by moving to the front of the net and banking the puck off McElhinney after taking a pass from Duchene.
The Blue Jackets outshot the Avalanche 14-5 in the period and 26-13 through two.
Columbus' Ryan Johansen scored his team-leading 16th goal 4:13 into the game after Foligno skated untouched from the right corner to the front of the net for a shot. Varlamov made the save, but Johansen followed and knocked in the rebound.
The Avalanche tied the game on a goal by defenseman Jan Hejda after a Blue Jackets turnover. Hejda took a shot from the left point with McGinn in front and the puck slid by a screened McElhinney at 6:33. It was Hejda's first goal in 11 games.
Columbus failed to capitalize on a power play in each period. The Blue Jackets have gone 16 power plays in a row without a goal and are 1-for-24 in a seven-game stretch.
|Ryan Johansen (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Nick Foligno (12), R.J. Umberger (11)|
1 - 0 CBJ
|Jan Hejda (4) Slapshot - ASST: NONE|
1 - 1 Tie
|Boone Jenner (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Blake Comeau (7), Jack Johnson (9)|
2 - 1 CBJ
|Jamie McGinn (7) Backhand shot - ASST: Matt Duchene (19), Ryan O'Reilly (14)|
2 - 2 Tie
|PPG - Ryan O'Reilly (13) Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Duchene (20), Erik Johnson (11)|
3 - 2 COL
|PPG - Gabriel Landeskog (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Paul Stastny (14), Nathan MacKinnon (14)|
4 - 2 COL
|Nick Foligno (11) Wrist shot - ASST: R.J. Umberger (12), Ryan Johansen (16)|
4 - 3 COL
|PPG - Nathan MacKinnon (10) Tip-in - ASST: Andre Benoit (11), Tyson Barrie (6)|
5 - 3 COL
|Ryan Wilson Holding against Jack Skille|
|Maxime Talbot Hooking against Ryan Johansen|
|Jack Johnson Elbowing against Brad Malone|
|Derek MacKenzie Hooking against Paul Stastny|
|Ryan Wilson Hooking against Brandon Dubinsky|
|Nick Foligno Tripping against Paul Stastny|
|SA: 23||TOI: 59:27|
|Saves: 18||EV: 17 - 19|
|PIM: 0||PP: 0 - 3|
|SV%: .783||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 38||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 35||EV: 30 - 33|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 4|
|SV%: .921||SH: 1 - 1|