Blue Jackets rally late, fall in OT to Avalanche
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Matt Duchene scored 1:49 into overtime in his first game back from a concussion, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat Columbus 3-2 on Monday night to snap the Blue Jacket's seven-game home winning streak.
The victory improved Colorado's record to 9-9-0, while Columbus, playing its second game in two days, fell to 10-5-2.
Colorado led 2-1 before Columbus' Cam Atkinson tied it with 6.5 seconds left, assisted by Sam Gagne and Zach Werenski.
It was Atkinson's second goal of the night and seventh of the season. His first score came at 9:00 of the first period.
Tyson Barrie got Colorado on the board at 3:05 of the second period with his second goal of the season. The Avalanche went up 2-1 with Erik Johnson's sniper shot from the left side at 9:00 of the second period.
NOTES: The game proved a homecoming for former Blue Jacket Fedor Tyutin, who played 553 games for Columbus over eight seasons before signing with Colorado last summer. He was honored before the game with a video tribute. Columbus defenseman Seth Jones returned after missing six games to a foot injury. Sergei Bobrovsky got the night off for Columbus after starting 13 of teams first 16 games. Jared Bednar, hired this year as the seventh coach in Colorado history, last year guided the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, to the 2016 Calder Cup.
Avalanche: Return home to host Edmonton on Wednesday night.
Blue Jackets: Host Calgary on Wednesday night.