The Colorado Avalanche did, in fact, have some fight left in them against thew New York Island. After Paul Stastny put the Avalanche on board late in the second period, the team scored two goals in the third period to tie the game at three and send the game into overtime. Milan Hejduk scored just over six minutes into the final frame to give some hope of life remaining in the team while Jan Hejda tallied a goal, his first of the season, about four minutes later to tie the game
The Avalanche dominated in shots during regulation with 47 against Islanders goalie Al Montoya. Montoya did take a late shove by Daniel Winnik and had the back of his head hit the ice. However, he remained in the game after being looked over by team trainers.. Jean-Sebastien Giguere provided Semyon Varlamov a breather and faced 33 shots in three periods.
Neither team was able to take much advantage of the power play. The Avalanche did score their first goal on their fifth power play, but the two teams were a combined 2-for-8.