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Avalanche 5, Blue Jackets 4

Dan Fritsche's goal with 4:05 left capped a wild six-goal third period in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 5-4 comeback victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Colorado, 10-0-0 when leading after two periods entering the game, led 3-1 heading into the third period. The Avalanche also had history on their side, carrying a 22-1-1-1 record in 25 meetings with the Blue Jackets the most lopsided series in the NHL.

But the Blue Jackets pulled even on Rick Nash's second goal of the night and another by recent minor league recall Joakim Lindstrom midway through the period.

Then in just over a minute the teams combined for three goals.

Columbus' Nikolai Zherdev scored on a low shot from the slot with 5:16 left for a 4-3 lead, but Colorado's Scott Hannan countered off a rebound with 4:35 remaining.

Just 30 seconds later, with the crowd roaring on every play, Jason Chimera's shot was stopped by Colorado goalie Peter Budaj, but Fritsche cleaned up on a backhander.

Kris Beech had three assists, and Curtis Glencross had two for Columbus.

Hannan and Peter Stastny each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, and Ryan Smyth added three assists. Jeff Finger and Wojtek Wolski also scored for the Avalanche.


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