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For the first time since October, the Colorado Avalanche have won two games in a row, thanks to a furious comeback and an overtime breakaway goal by forward Kevin Porter. The San Jose Sharks held a 3-1 lead in the third period last night, before the lethargic Avs finally came to life and took over the game with goals by Chris Stewart and Paul Stastny to tie the game. “We were just looking for a spark, something to get us going,” Stastny tells The Denver Post.
The victory has the Avalanche just two points out of first place in the Northwest Division (via NHL.com). Momentum seems to be building for Colorado just as the team is getting healthy. After its corps of defensemen was hobbled with injuries, key veteran players, including Adam Foote, are back in the lineup alongside promising rookies Kevin Shattenkirk and Jonas Holos, writes Bleacher Report. Goaltender Craig Anderson is also close to a return from a knee injury last month, according to another article from The Denver Post.
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Colorado will next face off against the New York Rangers at the Pepsi Center Friday night.