COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Colorado Avalanche extended their winning streak to four with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.
With 102 points, Colorado moved three ahead of Chicago for second place in the Central Division while Columbus hangs on to the second wild-card spot and eighth playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.
Gabriel Landeskog scored twice, including a power-play goal at 4:27 of overtime in the win. Rookie scoring leader Nathan MacKinnon, centering the top line with Matt Duchene expected to miss a month with a knee injury, assisted on both of Landeskog’s scores.
Cam Atkinson and Blake Comeau scored in the second period for the Blue Jackets.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots, including a prime chance by Comeau late in regulation, to pick up his league-leading 38th win.