The Colorado Avalanche ended their four-game losing streak on Thursday night with a 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. Atlanta’s Niclas Bergfors started the scoring at 5:37 in the first period when he put an 11-foot wristshot past Craig Anderson.
However, the Avalanche had their say of things over the last two periods. Tomas Fleischmann scored his first goal as a member of the Colorado Avalanche (fifth this season) at 4:39 in the second period. Matt Duchene assisted on the power play goal. Greg Mauldin added a second goal in the period while on the penalty kill at 11:01. Atlanta’s Bryan Little tied the game at two several minutes later, but the tie would not last long.
Milan Hejduk scored his 11th goal of the season 42 seconds into the third period, with assists going to Tomas Fleischmann and Matt Duchene. Paul Stastny added his 11th goal of the season in the final minute of play when the Thrashers pulled Ondrej Pavelec.
Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson stopped 24 of 26 shots, while Ondrej Pavelec faced 28 shots and saved only 25.
Matt Duchene was the No. 1 star of the game with two assists, followed by Tomas Fleischmann for his goal and an assist. Bryan Little was the third star for goal in the second period.
The Avalanche (14-10-4, 32 points) picked up their first win on this five-game road trip. It concludes tomorrow night in Washington, D.C. when the Avalanche and the Capitals drop the puck at center ice at 5:00 p.m. MT.