The Avalanche absorbed an equally tough defeat in a high-scoring
contest, falling 8-5 decision to the Montreal Canadiens. In
his return to Montreal, goaltender Jose Theodore was charged
with all eight goals on 36 shots.
Andrew Brunette scored twice and Joe Sakic added a goal and an
assist for Colorado, which had its brief two-game winning streak
Sakic leads all active players with 1,497 points and is three
from becoming the 11th player in NHL history to reach the