NEW YORK (AP) _ Shjon Podein scored a career-high three goals to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night.

Patrick Roy made 28 saves, and Stephane Yelle assisted on all of Podein's goals as the Avalanche won for just the second time in seven games.

Adam Graves and Kevin Hatcher scored for the Rangers, who are 1-4-2 since the All-Star break.

Podein completed the hat trick at 17:23 of the third period with his ninth goal of the season, converting a pass from Chris Drury while being pulled down in front of the net to make it 4-2.

Podein's second goal, a wraparound from behind the net at 10:33 of the second period, put Colorado ahead 2-1.

After Kevin Hatcher's fourth goal of the season, a point shot on the power play at 13:34, pulled New York into a 2-2 tie, Dave Reid back-handed a high shot over Mike Richter on a 2-on-1 at 17:58 for a 3-2 lead.

The Rangers took a 1-0 lead at 7:28 of the first when Graves redirected Mike York's shot from the right boards past Roy from point-blank range.

Podein made it 1-1 at the 10-minute mark when he capitalized on an aggressive forechecking shift. Reid won the puck in the Rangers end and fed Podein in the deep slot, where he turned and slipped a back-hand shot past Richter.

Roy, who sat out Thursday against the Devils with a neck injury, made a spectacular save on a short-handed breakaway attempt by Theoren Fleury with 10 seconds remaining in the first period, and stopped 16 shots in the third period to keep the Rangers at bay.