Andrew Cogliano provided the Flyers with their first goal and Frederik Andersen turned away all 22 shots in the first two periods to give the Flyers a1-0 lead going into period three. Tyson Barrie finally figured Andersen out at the 5 minute mark of the 3rd with his 3rd goal of the campaign. Zach Parise, who was an offensive dynamo all evening, scored the go ahead goal for the Flyers at the 8 minute mark. Drew Doughty then scored his first of the year to seal the dal for the Flyers as they go on to win 3-1.
Ryan Spooner, Frans Nielsen and Anders Lee spotted the Avs a 3-1 two period lead. The 3-1 lead remained deep into the third period. That is until a bad give away gave Matt Duchene a breakaway chance which he made no mistake on to cut the lead to 3-2 with 3:38 to go. The Avs tried to hold the lead but an Anders Lee give away gave Jaromir Jagr a chance on the breakaway to tie the game with just over a minute to go. Rask cut the angles and Jagr fired wide as the Avs do hang on to win 3-2.
The Avalanche floundered 5 PP opportunities and fall to the Sabres 3-1. Antti Raanta has been less than spectacular in all of his starts so far this year for Colorado. The game was tied going into the third period before Bozak and Pomminville provided the winning and insurance tallies.
A late PP goal by Sharks center Nazim Kadri sinks the Avs 3-2. It was a tight knit affair with Talbot and Rinne exchanging stellar save after save. Talbot outduelled Rinne going 7é7 on GR while the latter went 8/11.
San Jose SJS at Colorado COL
DATE : 01/04/2016
GOALS 1 2 3 OT F
San Jose SJS 1 0 2 0 3
Colorado COL 1 0 1 0 2
SHOTS 1 2 3 OT F
San Jose SJS 7 9 14 0 30
Colorado COL 12 9 8 0 29
S C O R I N G S U M M A R Y
1. SJS. VLADIMIR TARASENKO(15)( JADEN SCHWARTZ, DAN GIRARDI ): 1st 4:27
2. COL. RYAN JOHANSEN(9)( RYAN SPOONER, MARCUS JOHANSSON ) (PP) : 1st 6:51
3. SJS. ALEKSANDER BARKOV(5)( JACK JOHNSON, ZACH BOGOSIAN ): 3rd 6:46
4. COL. REILLY SMITH(4)( CARL SODERBERG, KARL ALZNER ): 3rd 15:19
5. SJS. NAZEM KADRI(8)( JADEN SCHWARTZ, JACK JOHNSON ) (PP) : 3rd 16:25
The Avs played a perfect 40 minutes and took a commanding 4-0 lead into the third period. Patrick Roy had his defense very active in the transition and offensive game, which led them to being involved in all 4 goals. The Stars came out flying in the third, and quickly got on the board within the first 90 seconds to cut the lead to three. Ryan Spooner restored the four goal gap only minutes later. Erik Karlsson, who was quite invisible in the first two periods, then went to work. He notched a power play goal at the 8 minute mark and then two minutes later followed with his second of the night. That was all the Stars could muster, as they fall to the Avalanche 5-3.