After a tough battle, including Ballard fighting Shanahan, a fight he lost on points, the Avalanche take a 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets. The Avalanche special teams did a great job with scoring one goal on the 2 power plays they got in the game. The ref was obviously a Blue Jackets fan, or his mothers uncle might be related to the GM or something, as he started the game with handing out four 2 minute minors and a 5 minute major to Avalanche players, making so bad calls that even the Columbus radio commentators were wondering what he had against the Avs. Luckily the Avalanche have great penalty killing units, that had no problems turning aside the few weak shots that the Columbus power plays were able to get. With the game at 2-2, Shanahan decided to try and fight Ballard. After some hugging by Shanny punches were thrown and he ended up with 5 hits to Ballards 4 before the linesmen broke it up, so a slight win to Shanny on that. Pettinger then scored and the game was won by the Avalanche!