Posted: Oct 19, 2010 12:09 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Stewart scored his second power-play goal of the game in the third period, and Daniel Winnik extended Colorado's lead 26 seconds later as the Avalanche ended a five-game road trip with a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night.
With the game tied 1-1, Stewart shoved down defenseman Steve Eminger in the crease, took a pass from the trapezoid from Paul Stastny, and shoved the puck past goalie Henrik Lundqvist at 7:20. Stewart has a team-leading five goals this season, with at least one in each of the past three games.
Winnik jammed a shot in from in front to make it 3-1 at 7:46. Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles earned an assist for the sixth straight game, and Craig Anderson stopped 31 shots for his third win of the season. Colorado went 3-2 on the first of its two five-game road trips this season - including a 2-1 mark against the three New York-area teams.
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