Milan Hejduk gave Colorado the lead 42 seconds
into the third period, Craig Anderson protected the advantage the rest of the way and the Avalanche beat the Atlanta Thrashers 4-2 on Friday night.
Anderson stopped 24 shots to help Colorado end a five-game road losing streak.
With Colorado leading 3-2, Anderson deflected Ben Eager's shot
in front of the net with about 2 minutes remaining, then denied the Thrashers on a power play in the final 1:24.
The Thrashers pulled goalie Ondrej Pavelec for the power play
and gave up Paul Stastny's empty-net goal.
Tomas Fleischmann and Greg Mauldin also scored and the Avalanche ended the Thrashers' home winning streak at six.
The Thrashers were denied matching the longest home streak in franchise history.
Niclas Bergfors and Bryan Little scored for Atlanta.
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