Blue Jackets Feel the Avalanche

Throughout this entire season, the Colorado Avalanche have dominated the Columbus Blue Jackets and last night was not exception. The Avalanche started out slow but dominated with the help of their young players and ended up demolishing the Blue Jacekts 5-1.

Despite the Blue Jackets Antoine Vermette getting Columbus on the board first, the Avalanche proved they were not going to be pushed around as Colorado tied the game up with a goal by Kyle Quincy near the end of the opening period.

The Avalanche would eventually go up 2-1 when rookie Brandon Yipp, who spent a brief amount of time with the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters this season, found the back of the net.

Yipp and teammate Ryan O’Reilly weren’t done contributing to the scoring sheet at that point as both players dominated in the third period. Yipp scored his second goal of the game just :41 seconds into the third period and O’Reilly put in two short-handed goals to put the Avalanche up 5-1. Former Lake Erie Monsters forward TJ Galiardi assisted on all three Colorado goals in the third period.

Traditionally, the Blue Jackets have struggled against Colorado but have underestimated the Avalanche in every game this season. The Blue Jackets took an early lead but lost the lead by underestimating Colorado’s young talent. The Blue Jackets almost seem to write off the Avalanche at certain points of the game and end up losing as a result. This Colorado team is quick, strong, and a has a determined set of hockey players looking to steal the lead away from anyone.

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~ by jeffrsabo on February 3, 2010.

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