Avalanche Stays Sharp on the Road
Price, Habs shu tout Devils, Heatley's hat trick leads Senators past Bruins
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2008 12:40 AM CDT
Colorado Avalanche goalie Jose Theodore (60) makes a save against Atlanta Thrashers left wing Eric Boulton, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in Atlanta. (AP...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Colorado Avalanche got two goals from Andrew Brunette en route to 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. The win moves Colorado into a first place tie with Calgary atop the Northwest Division. Joe Sakic and rookie David Jones each had a goal and two assists for the Avalanche. Colorado has won 10 of its last 14 road contests, reports the Associated Press. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Carey Price’s 38 saves gave the Montreal Canadiens a 4-0 victory over New Jersey. The result means that the Habs leapfrog the Devils for first place in the Eastern Conference.
  • Dan Heatley had three goals and an assist in Ottawa’s convincing 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins. Martin Gerber had 28 saves in the victory.