Matchup: Colorado Avalanche (35-24-7, 77 pts.) @ Columbus Blue Jackets (34-28-5, 73 pts.)
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST.
Location: Nationwide Arena (Attendance: 15,236)
CBJ Starting lineup -- Forwards: Panarin-Dubois-Atkinson Defense: Werenski-Jones Goaltender: Korpisalo
COL Starting lineup -- Forwards: Jost-MacKinnon-Rantanen Defense: Zadorov-Barrie Goaltender: Varlamov
6:56 - REVIEW - GOAL: Despite contact with Korpisalo, Barrie goal upheld. (Rantanen)
As Tyson Barrie brings the puck towards the goal line, it appears an Avalanche player makes contact with Joonas Korpisalo. Columbus challenges the call but the call is upheld and Colorado leads 1-0.
7:07 - GOAL: Soderberg shoots through traffic, picks top corner to extended Colorado lead. (Rantanen)
Just 11 seconds after the first goal, Carl Soderberg sneaks the puck between multiple players in front of Korpisalo to double the Avalanche lead.
7:49 - GOAL: Jenner cuts deficit in half with first period goal. (Wennberg)
After falling behind by two goals, the Blue Jackets are able to beat Semyon Varlamov to cut Colorado's lead to 2-1 less than halfway through the first period.
END OF PERIOD 1: Two goals in 11 seconds have COL up 2-1 on CBJ.
1:19 - GOAL: Vanek's first as a Blue Jacket ties game at 2-2. (Jenner, Murray)
Ryan Murray takes a long shot from the point, and after Varlamov makes the stop, Boone Jenner taps it out wide to Thomas Vanek who ties the game.
8:42 - SAVE: Korpisalo keeps game tied with full-stretch save.
Colorado has multiple chances in the offensive zone, but Joonas Korpisalo makes a terrific, full-split stop to help the game tied.
12:36 - GOAL (PP): Werenski one-timer gives CBJ first lead of game. (Jones, Dubois)
After trailing 2-0, the Blue Jackets score their third straight goal to take their first lead of the night. This is the third time this season Werenski has scored in consecutive games.
15:52 - GOAL: Vanek's second of the night doubles CBJ lead. (Jones, Werenski)
As he protects the puck behind the Colorado net, Seth Jones is able to find Thomas Vanek in front and puts a pass on the tape. Varlamov gets most of the shot, but the puck manages to trickle over the goal line to put the CBJ up 4-2.
END OF PERIOD 2: Three-goal period puts Columbus up 4-2.
10:00 - 10 MIN REMAIN: CBJ hold 35-16 shot advantage, 4-2 lead.
With ten minutes remaining in the final period, Columbus leads Colorado after scoring four straight goals.
13:26 - GOAL (PP): Landeskog roofs slap shot on power play. (Rantanen, MacKinnon)
The Avalanche pull within one goal on a power play one-timer from Gabriel Landeskog. The Blue Jackets lead 4-3 with 6:34 remaining.
16:14 - GOAL: Soderberg's second of the night ties game 4-4. (Unassisted)
After the puck hops in front of the net, the Blue Jackets sweep it to the boards. Carl Soderberg collects the bounce and puts it on net for a goal.
END OF REGULATION: Two Colorado third period goals force overtime.
0:59 - GOAL: Jones knocks home game-winner in OT. (Dubois, Panarin)
Pierre-Luc Dubois works his way across the slot, towards the goal line and splits two defenders. He sends a backhand pass to Jones who knocks it in to win the game.