Duchene’s OT goal leads Avalanche over Blue Jackets 3-2

Matt Duchene scored 1:49 into overtime in his first game back from a concussion, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat Columbus 3-2 on Monday night to snap the Blue Jacket’s seven-game home winning streak.

By Nicole Kraft, Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Matt Duchene scored 1:49 into overtime in his first game back from a concussion, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat Columbus 3-2 on Monday night to snap the Blue Jacket’s seven-game home winning streak.

The victory improved Colorado’s record to 9-9-0, while Columbus, playing its second game in two days, fell to 10-5-2.

Colorado led 2-1 before Columbus’ Cam Atkinson tied it with 6.5 seconds left, assisted by Sam Gagne and Zach Werenski.

It was Atkinson’s second goal of the night and seventh of the season. His first score came at 9:00 of the first period.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 of 42 shots, while Curtis McElhinney, starting in relief of Sergei Bobrovsky, stopped 24 attempts.

Tyson Barrie got Colorado on the board at 3:05 of the second period with his second goal of the season. The Avalanche went up 2-1 with Erik Johnson’s sniper shot from the left side at 9:00 of the second period.