DENVER (AP) — Brandon Yip had two goals, including the go-ahead score, Ryan O'Reilly added a pair of short-handed goals, and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Tuesday night.
T.J. Galiardi had four assists, and Craig Anderson made 20 saves for Colorado, which completed a sweep of the four-game season series with the Blue Jackets.
O'Reilly's second two-goal game of the season came with Avalanche center Paul Stastny in the penalty box, serving a double minor for high-sticking.
Columbus' Kyle Quincey tied it 1-1 at 18:31 of the first.
O'Reilly's first goal extended Colorado's lead to 4-1 at 7:14 of the third. T.J. Galiardi started a rush and then fed O'Reilly, who beat goalie Mathieu Garon. With Columbus still on the power play, the two teamed up on another rush that O'Reilly converted with 9:31 remaining.
Yip made it 2-1 when he scored his first at 4:33 of the second. Kyle Cumiskey set it up by starting to skate behind the net, then pulling up and sliding the puck back across the crease for Yip's one-timer. Columbus missed a chance to tie it late in the second when a shot by Rick Nash hit the right post and bounced away.
Yip scored his second off a pass from Galiardi, knocking the puck in from the side to put Colorado up 3-1.
Quincey, whose turnover in the Blue Jackets' zone opened the door to a Columbus goal, offset the miscue when he scored his fifth of the season.
Paul Statsny shoveled a pass to the opposite circle, where Quincey flipped the puck into the net over the fallen Garon.
With Colorado on the power play, Columbus took advantage of a turnover to mount a 3-on-1 breakaway that Antoine Vermette finished with a short-handed goal 5:47 in. Nash, rushing down the left side, sent a cross-ice pass to Vermette, who converted from the lower left circle with a slap shot for his 18th of the season.
NOTES: Columbus LW Kristian Huselius, who missed Saturday's game at St. Louis because of the flu, returned to play in his 600th NHL game. ... Yip also scored two goals against Detroit on Dec. 31. O'Reilly had two goals against Chicago on Nov. 6. ... Colorado has given up six short-handed goals this season.