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Avs blank Blue Jackets

Duchene provides the offense, Varlamov the defense
Milan Hejduk and the Colorado Avalanche had little trouble chasing down Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night in Denver. They scored four goals in a shutout.
Avalanche crumblings

After losing 5-1 in Phoenix on Wednesday, the Blue Jackets went 0-2 in the first of their 11 back-to-back sets this season. Columbus fell to 59-100-26 all-time in the second game of back-to-backs. ... It was the second time in two games that an Avalanche player was struck in the face by a puck. On Tuesday against the Kings, Matt Duchene needed stitches to close a cut on his chin after being hit by a puck. On Thursday against the Blue Jackets, it was John Mitchell. ... It was Semyon Varlamov’s second career shutout against the Blue Jackets. He also held them scoreless last season.

Avs blank Blue Jackets

Milan Hejduk and the Colorado Avalanche had little trouble chasing down Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night in Denver. They scored four goals in a shutout.
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