Blue Jackets beat Avalanche 4-3 for first win of season

DENVER (AP) Ryan Murray and Brandon Dubinsky scored goals early in the third period and the Columbus Blue Jackets came back to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday night for their first win in nine games this season.

Boone Jenner had two goals and Sergei Bobrovsky had 31 saves for the Blue Jackets. Their 0-8-0 start to the season was the worst since the New York Rangers lost their first 11 games in 1943-44.

Coach John Tortorella got his first win with Columbus after taking over prior to Thursday’s game in Minnesota, replacing fired Todd Richards.

The Blue Jackets trailed 3-2 entering the third but tied it on Murray’s first goal of the season 3:56 into the period. Dubinsky, who had a goal disallowed in the second, gave Columbus the lead when he scored on a rebound 2:47 after Murray’s tally.

Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which fell to 1-3-1 at home. Semyon Varlamov stopped 32 shots.