Avs swept their two-game homestand after beating Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets’ Foligno ‘sick to stomach’ about hit on Avs’ Bellmare

Blue Jackets’ Foligno ‘sick to stomach’ about hit on Avs’ Bellmare

Makar scored twice, including a go-ahead goal late in the second period, and Pavel Francouz stopped 39 shots to lead the Avalanche to a 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Cale Makar's anticipation was off but his shot was useless on. "It can take five guys to develop offense in this league now", Colorado coach Jared Bednar reported. "We chip in enough goals".

Columbus pushed for the equalizer but Kadri's goal with 2: 06 left in the third sealed Colorado's get shortly just after Makar missed on a prospect that would have supplied the rookie his initially job hat trick.

"I wasn't expecting it", Makar said. I think my keep track of file speaks for itself. "We just experienced to adhere to the sport we were actively playing".

Makar scored from the right wing at 10: 52 and 16: 11 of the second period - the only goals of the frame. He beat goalie Joonas Korpisalo with two very different wrist shots - the first a top-shelf beauty and the second a slow roller to give Colorado a 3-2 lead.

A minute later Foligno left his skates to hit Bellemare near centre ice, and Bellemare fell and hit his head on the ice.

Bellemare was elbowed in the head by Columbus captain Nick Foligno in the neutral zone, following Bellemare dumped the puck in the Jackets' conclusion. Foligno caught Bellemare's face with his left elbow, and Bellemare also hit his head on the ice upon landing.

The Blue Jackets led 2-one just after the first period on aims by Bemstrom and Werenski, the latter coming with considerably less than a moment left before intermission.

From all angles, it appears Foligno had at least a hint of malicious intent to get Bellemare in the neutral zone.

The groups traded first-period objectives, with Columbus' Emil Benstrom scoring on the ability play at Four:55 and Girard tying it on the ability play at 15:06.

Nathan MacKinnon notched a four-point (one goal, three assists) night against the Preds to extend his season total to 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists).

Footnotes. The harm-plagued Avs once again performed with out forwards Mikko Rantanen, Gabe Landeskog and Colin Wilson and goalie Philipp Grubauer. None of these gamers are at present skating as a part of their restoration, however Bednar mentioned Grubauer is predicted to journey with the workforce Monday when it embarks on a five-game journey starting Tuesday at Winnipeg.