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.