E.J. Hradek ranks the top five rookies in the NHL as the season reaches the two-thirds mark. And the No. 1 overall pick from 2009, John Tavares, is nowhere to be found. Plus, a look at an L.A. native who could be a first-round pick this June.
Brandon Yip had two goals, including the go-ahead score, Ryan O'Reilly added a pair of short-handed goals, and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Tuesday night.