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NHL Game Summary - Washington at Colorado



(Sunday, November 10th)

Final Score: Colorado 4, Washington 1

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Gabriel Landeskog registered a goal and an assist to help the Colorado Avalanche secure their best start in franchise history with a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday at Pepsi Center.

Nick Holden notched his first career goal, while PA Parenteau and Patrick Bordeleau also lit the lamp for the Avalanche, who have won 14 of their first 16 games for the first time in franchise history.

Semyon Varlamov, who spent his first three seasons with Washington, turned aside 33 shots in the triumph.

Joel Ward netted the lone Washington goal and Braden Holtby allowed all four goals on 37 shots for the Capitals, who have lost two straight games.

Bordeleau got the Avs on the board just under three minutes in when he tipped in Cody McLeod's backhander from the slot off a Washington turnover to make it 1-0.

Washington evened the score with 4:12 left in the second when Ward found the back of the net from in front following a strange carom off the end boards, but Colorado countered 28 seconds later when a pinching Holden buried a one- timer from the left circle off a backhand feed from Landeskog.

"(Landeskog) made a great read coming around the net," Holden said. "I got the puck, closed my eyes, and got lucky. It's huge that we got the goal right back after they scored."

The Avs added to the lead just over eight minutes into the third when Matt Duchene worked free behind the Washington net and slid a pass to the low right circle for Parenteau, who pounded a one-timer into the back of the net for a 3-1 lead at 8:12.

Washington appeared to pull within a goal with 2:24 remaining when the puck deflected off the skate of a cutting Alex Ovechkin and slid across the goal line, but Ovechkin displayed a distinct kicking motion on the play and the goal was immediately waived off.

Landeskog put the game away less than a minute later when he charged down the right wing and rifled a shot from the circle that sailed past the short-side of Holtby to make it 4-1 with 1:40 to play.

"We let it get away from us in the end," Capitals head coach Adam Oates said.

Game Notes

Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson recorded two assists ... Washington went 0- for-4 on the power play, while Colorado finished 0-for-3 ... Washington dropped to 3-5-1 on the road this season ... The 1994-95 Quebec Nordiques held the previous franchise record for the best start to a season at 13-2 ... Varlamov improved to 2-0 against his former team.

11/11 00:08:31 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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