Oct 13, 2011 2:04 AM by Lee Douglas
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gabriel Landeskog scored his first NHL goal with 40 seconds left and Matt Duchene's shootout goal was the difference in the Colorado Avalanche's 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night before 8,986, the smallest crowd to watch a regular-season game at Nationwide Arena.
Columbus is 0-3-1 this season.
In the shootout, Milan Hejduk matched the goal of Rick Nash, who had a goal and an assist for Columbus. Shooting second, Duchene then beat Steve Mason through the leg pads.
Semyon Varlamov slid to stop Jeff Carter's shot to secure the victory.
T.J. Galiardi also scored for Colorado, while Radek Martinek had the other Columbus goal.
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