NHL: Columbus 6, Colorado 1

DENVER, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Rich Nash had a goal and three assists Friday and the Columbus Blue Jackets overwhelmed Colorado 6-1, but Steve Mason gave up his first goal in four games.

Mason had recorded a shutout in each of his last three starts and was named Friday the NHL's top rookie for the month of December. He made 23 saves Friday, but his franchise-record shutout streak ended at 199 minutes, 28 seconds when Darcy Tucker scored with 2:40 to play in the first period.


Nash assisted on Kristian Huselius' game-tying goal early in the second period and then Nash scored on a penalty shot to give Columbus the lead for good.

Peter Budaj allowed six goals on 30 shots to take the loss.

Columbus won its fourth straight game, the Blue Jackets' longest such streak of the season.

Colorado had a three-game winning streak snapped and lost at home for just the second time in eight contests.

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