Huselius, Umberger Lead Blue Jackets Over Avs

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Kristian Huselius and R.J. Umberger each had a goal and assist, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Tuesday.

Rookie Jakub Voracek and Michael Peca also scored for the Blue Jackets, which have won three straight and seven of nine.

Chris Stewart had a goal and assist, and Marek Svatos and Ryan Smyth tallied for Colorado, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Brett Clark added two assists.

Tied 1-all after two periods, the teams traded five goals in 3:41 in the third with Columbus taking a 4-2 lead on Peca's wrist shot from the slot for his fourth at 9:11. Smyth pulled Colorado to 4-3 with a power-play score from close range at 10:27 with his 15th.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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