Columbus 5 Colorado 4 OT. A solid win over a tough opponent capped by a game-winning, power play goal by defenseman Jaroslav Spacek. David Vborny continued his hot streak, scoring a goal and gaining four assists. Zherdev returns and nets a power play goal, his seventh. Manny Malhotra gets his eleventh goal and Geoff Sanderson his thirteenth. Marc Dennis records 36 saves to earn the win.
Impressively, the Columbus power play nets three goals in seven power plays against a quality team. Colorado went 1 for 5.