DENVER (AP) — Josh Anderson kept his toe on the blue line and then his fingers crossed.The goal he scored Ryan Dzingel Jersey , ruled good on the ice, was upheld after a replay review for offside. Just the sort of break Columbus needed.Anderson broke a tie with 9:31 remaining, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots and the Blue Jackets snapped a five-game skid by beating the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night.“I don’t know if it was offside or not,” Anderson said. “I guess we got lucky there at the end.”Anderson batted in a loose puck under the pads of Philipp Grubauer for the winner, only to have the Avalanche challenge for offside. As he watched the replay on the big screen, Anderson knew it was going to be close. He also knew he hesitated before entering the zone and dragged his toe. He felt that might be the difference.Officials confirmed Anderson tagged up before teammate Nick Foligno entered the offensive zone.A good goal — and costly for Colorado, which was assessed a delay-of-game penalty. That led to a clinching power-play goal from Alexander Wennberg.“It’s a tough one to overturn,” Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. “But for us to make it work our way, for us to get a break our way, it’s a really good sign.”The challenge was worth a chance Womens Tom Pyatt Jersey , Avalanche coach Jared Bednar reasoned.“We’re taking what I consider a 60-40, 70-30 (percent) shot at offside and if we don’t get it we have to kill a penalty,” Bednar explained. “We didn’t do either.”Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice for Columbus, including an empty-netter. Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson also had goals.The Blue Jackets arrived in town early to acclimate to the altitude. The strategy worked, as they looked just as fresh in the third period as they did in the first.“This one was real big for us,” Wennberg said. “I don’t know if it’s a must-win, but you had to find a way to get off this losing streak. It was important.”A trio of defensemen, Nikita Zadorov, Samuel Girard and Erik Johnson, scored for Colorado Jordan Nolan Jersey Womens , which dropped its fourth straight and fell to 3-12-2 since Dec. 21.“As a group we still made some bonehead mistakes that are just uncalled for, the forwards and the defensemen,” captain Gabriel Landeskog said. “We’re all under the same microscope there.”Grubauer made 31 saves in a start over Semyon Varlamov as the Avalanche search for consistency in net.Girard scored his first goal since Nov. 28 at 14:06 of the second period, and moments later it appeared Tyson Barrie just might increase the lead. But Bobrovsky made a save, with the deflection winding up on the stick of Artemi Panarin, who quickly launched it up the ice to a wide-open Atkinson. The Blue Jackets forward faked out Grubauer to tie it at 3 with 18.9 seconds left in the second.That’s the way things went early — one counter after another.Columbus scored 53 seconds into the game on a wraparound goal from Bjorkstrand. Johnson answered with a shot from the blue line before the Blue Jackets answered right back courtesy of Dubois’ 20th goal of the season.With 1:23 remaining in the first, Zadorov knotted it again with a shot from the blue line.Before the game, Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said he hasn’t lost any confidence in his squad despite the recent slide.“We believe in this group,” Sakic said. “I know the group believes in themselves.”NOTES: Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky and D Ryan Murray were out with lower-body injuries. Columbus D Dean Kukan and forward Boone Jenner each had two assists. … Sakic adamantly maintained he won’t part with either of his two first-round draft picks in any sort of trade-deadline deal. “If there’s a player that can help us, that isn’t going to include one of those (picks) or our top prospects Zack Smith Jersey , then we’ll look at that,” Sakic said. … Sakic will address a potential long-term deal with forward Mikko Rantanen over the summer. … Colorado went 1-4 on the homestand.UP NEXTBlue Jackets: At the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday.Avalanche: Start a three-game trip Thursday in Washington. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The customized title belt the Arizona Coyotes pass around for a top performance in a victory was already in Antti Raanta’s possession after a win two days earlier against Montreal.Raanta did even more to earn the belt Saturday, though he handed it off to defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. Raanta made 39 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Coyotes won their fourth straight, scoring on their first shot in a 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.Raanta had his ninth career shutout, helping the Coyotes earn points for the fifth time in six games.Article continues below ...”You never get the shutouts just by yourself, you need a good team in front of you,” Raanta said. ”It shows you how much better we are right now … I went with `Hammer’ because Hammer’s been blocking more shots than I have sometimes saved.”Cam Talbot made 31 saves for Edmonton. The Oilers have lost six in a row.Talbot was pulled with under 90 seconds to play, but Edmonton could not send the game to overtime. The OilersThe Coyotes scored on their first attempt of the game. Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s shot caromed off teammate Christian Dvorak’s body and past Talbot at 3:26 of the first period.”Somehow found its way in,” Dvorak said. ”Sometimes you get lucky if you go to the net.”The Oilers’ best chance came midway through the third. Patrick Maroon’s goal was overturned on a Coyotes’ challenge for goaltender interference. Maroon tipped in Oscar Klefbom’s shot Ryan O'Reilly Jersey Womens , but replays appeared to show Maroon didn’t allow Raanta full movement with his stick and blocker to be able to stop the puck.”The goalie is way out of his crease and I’m getting pushed into him. So I mean, it can go either way,” Maroon said. ”I feel like it has been going that way all year.”Talbot expressed his displeasure at the ruling and that Arizona’s goal was not called back for the same infraction.”It’s extremely frustrating to have what seems like every one of these calls go against us. I just don’t understand it. … There’s just no consistency and I’m (expletive) sick of it.” he said.Dvorak became the fourth player in Coyotes history to begin his career with consecutive 10-or more-goal seasons. Ekman-Larsson has four points in his last two games and 25 in 31 career games against Edmonton, the most against any opponent.Talbot made several key saves in the period, two on a late Arizona power play, to keep the Coyotes from extending their lead.Raanta stopped Ryan Strome’s shot with 14:33 left in the third period, then turned away Zack Kassian’s long attempt 23 seconds later. He stayed strong in goal even against an extra attacker in the closing seconds.”Lots of blocking shots,” Raanta said of the game’s last few moments. ”Everybody who was on the ice, they were putting their bodies on the line.”The Coyotes held Oilers star Connor McDavid, among the NHL leaders in points with 66 Brian Elliott Jersey , to two shots on goal.”That’s a tough task to shut that guy down. He’s a world-class talent,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said.NOTES: Oilers backup goalie Al Montoya was scratched after suffering an upper-body injury in Friday’s practice, and will be evaluated again on Sunday. The team recalled G Laurent Brossoit from Bakersfield of the AHL on an emergency basis and assigned D Keegan Lowe to Bakersfield. … D Adam Larsson returned to the Oilers after missing the past eight games following the death of his father. He served four penalty minutes. … Coyotes F Richard Panik returned to action after missing the past two games as a healthy scratch. C Zac Rinaldo was scratched for Arizona. … Ekman-Larsson has 21 assists on the season, and has recorded 20 or more in six consecutive seasons. … Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels, in town for spring training, attended the game. … The Coyotes are 28-6-5 in their last 39 games against the Oilers.UP NEXTOilers: At Colorado on Sunday night.Coyotes: Host Calgary on Thursday night.

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