NHL: Columbus 3, Colorado 1

Feb. 11, 2011 at 11:25 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Mathieu Garon allowed only a first-period goal and made 29 saves Friday in carrying Columbus to a 3-1 victory over Colorado.

The game marked the return to action for Colorado forward Peter Forsberg, who announced last month he would attempt a comeback. Forsberg has been bothered by foot problems and had not appeared in an NHL game in almost three years.

He signed a contract last Sunday and in his first appearance had one shot in 17 minutes while skating on a line with Matt Duchene and Milan Hejduk.

Colorado has lost eight of its last nine.

The Blue Jackets faced a 1-0 deficit heading into the second period, but took the lead in that stanza on goals by Rick Nash and Derick Brassard.

Derek MacKenzie added an empty-net goal with 4 seconds left in the third. Peter Budaj stopped 29 shots for the Avalanche.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories