RALEIGH, N.C.--Samuel Girard broke a tie with 2:37 remaining in the third period and the Colorado Avalanche won its fifth straight game with a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Friday night.
Colorado's Tyson Jost and Carolina's Teuvo Teravainen each scored twice in the game. Jost tallied in both the first and second periods, before Teravainen answered for the Canes with two markers in the first eight minutes of the final frame.
Defensemen Girard, Erik Johnson and Cale Makar grabbed assists on Jost's tallies, while Gabriel Landeskog had the helper on Girard's goal.
Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz faced a career-high 47 shots and set a new personal record with 45 saves, including stopping all 18 he faced in the second period.
The Avs have won seven straight road games, matching their longest road winning streak in franchise history.
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6:34 COL (1-0) - Tyson Jost grabbed a loose puck at the blue line and scored on a wrist shot far-side during a 2-on-1 rush.
12:51 COL (2-0) - Tyson Jost took a pass from Cale Makar, drove to the front of the net and put the puck five-hole on goaltender Anton Forsberg.
5:56 CAR (2-1) - Teuvo Teravainen got the Hurricanes on the board with a slap shot from the right circle that bounced off goalie Pavel Francouz.
7:55 CAR (2-2) - On a rush up the ice, Teuvo Teravainen fired a shot low that found the back of the net.
17:23 COL (3-2) - Gabriel Landeskog won a puck battle on the end boards and found a pinching Samuel Girard and Girard scored his fourth of the season to regain the lead for Colorado.
Final: Avalanche - 3 | Hurricanes - 2
- Tyson Jost (COL): Scored twice, had two hits and two blocked shots
- Teuvo Teravainen (CAR): Tallied twice in 20:35 of ice time
- Sebastian Aho (CAR): Had two assists to extend his point streak to 14 games
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Colorado: 0 for 3
Carolina: 0 for 3
Colorado: Pavel Francouz made his sixth-straight start and stopped a career-high 45 shots, including all 18 he faced in the second period.
Carolina: Anton Forsberg made his season debut and stopped 29 shots.
STAT OF THE NIGHT
Road Warriors: The Avs have won seven straight road games, matching their longest road winning streak in franchise history (also Jan. 10-Feb. 7, 1999). Colorado leads the NHL with 44 road points (21-9-2) and is tied with the Washington Capitals for the most away wins with 21.
Tyson Jost recorded his fourth multi-goal game of his career and his first since his hat-trick performance on Oct. 19 at Tampa Bay… It was Jost's 10th multi-point game of his career… Samuel Girard scored his first career game-winning goal and his fourth tally of the season, tying his career high... Girard also had an assist to record his sixth multi-point game of the year... Vladislav Namestnikov notched his first point in an Avalanche sweater after being acquired from Ottawa on Monday… Pavel Francouz faced a career-high 47 shots and set a new personal record with 45 saves, surpassing his marks of 44 saves on 46 shots on Oct. 19 at Tampa Bay... Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar was celebrating his 48th birthday… Colorado was playing its 11th of 12 back-to-back sets this season and is 8-3-0 in the first contest of those series... The Avalanche wrapped up its season series with Carolina with a 1-1-0 record… Colorado is 13-3-1 in its last 17 games… The Avalanche has not allowed a power-play goal in seven straight contests, going 15-for-15 during that stretch… The Avs are 10-3-1 in February, tied for the most wins in the month in franchise history. Colorado matched the mark set by the Quebec Nordiques in 1981 and equaled by the Avalanche in 2003.
Tyson Jost on breaking his scoring drought: "It's definitely tough. No player wants to go through that. I put a lot of pressure on myself, and I want to be the best player I can be and sort of contribute to this team. I think it's even more frustrating when you feel like you're doing all the right things, and it's just not going in for you. It definitely weighs on you, but it definitely helped me mature. I'm sure I became a better player, person, whatever you want to call it over this little stretch. I don't want to be satisfied, I want to keep going here and keep producing."
Video: COL@CAR: Girard roofs Landeskog's feed for late goal
IMAGE OF THE GAME
Up and over.
Andre Burakovsky returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games with an upper-body injury. He played on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog… Goaltender Pavel Francouz played for the seventh straight game and started in his sixth consecutive contest, both career highs… Defenseman Mark Barberio and forward Logan O'Connor were the healthy scratches.
Matt Calvert (lower body), Philipp Grubauer (lower body), Nazem Kadri (lower body), and Mikko Rantanen (upper body) are out but should all be back by mid-March… Colin Wilson (lower body) continues to rehab and do off-ice training following two surgeries earlier this season.
Colorado wraps up its penultimate back-to-back of the season on Saturday at 5 p.m. MT against the Nashville Predators. The game in Music City is the second stop of a three-game road trip for the Avs that concludes on Monday at the Detroit Red Wings.
Based on the start of the game
92 Gabriel Landeskog - 29 Nathan MacKinnon - 95 Andre Burakovsky
17 Tyson Jost - 37 J.T. Compher - 72 Joonas Donskoi
13 Valeri Nichushkin - 41 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - 61 Martin Kaut
90 Vladislav Namestnikov - 81 Vladislav Kamenev - 83 Matt Nieto
27 Ryan Graves - 8 Cale Makar
49 Samuel Girard - 6 Erik Johnson
28 Ian Cole - 16 Nikita Zadorov
39 Pavel Francouz
35 Michael Hutchinson