Avalanche beat Coyotes 6-2, sweep 2-game series

Jacob MacDonald broke a tie together with his first purpose of the season and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 on Saturday night time to comb the two-game, two-day sequence

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jacob MacDonald broke a tie together with his first purpose of the season and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 on Saturday night time to comb the two-game, two-day sequence.

Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, Joonas Donskoi, Tyson Jost and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare additionally scored, with the Avalanche hanging 4 occasions within the 3rd duration. Philipp Grubauer stopped 23 pictures for the victory.

Clayton Keller and Ilya Lyubushkin — together with his first NHL purpose — scored for Arizona. Antti Raanta made 35 saves.

Colorado received the opener Three-2 on Friday night time. They knocked the Coyotes out of the playoffs closing season in 5 video games.

Arizona were given off to a significantly better offensive get started towards Colorado than the night time prior to, when it controlled simply 10 pictures in the course of the first two classes. The Coyotes outshot the Avalanche Nine-7 within the first and had a couple of excellent possibilities to attain, together with Phil Kessel’s shot that hit the best submit and bounced away.

MacKinnon opened the scoring with 7:44 left within the first duration when he beat Raanta with a wrister to the highest proper nook of the web. Raanta was once enjoying in simply his fourth sport this season.

Colorado began the second one duration with an offensive flurry, hanging 10 pictures on purpose within the first 4 mins however could not put anything else within the web. Arizona tied it past due within the duration when Keller deflected a move from Niklas Hjalmarsson previous Grubauer.

Colorado spoke back 3 mins later when MacDonald wrapped across the again of the web and slipped the puck previous Raanta for a 2-1 lead. It was once MacDonald’s 2d purpose of his occupation.

The Avalanche pulled forward Three-1 early within the 3rd on a power-play purpose through Landeskog, who corralled a rebound and smacked it into the web. Donskoi, Jost and Bellemare all scored later within the 3rd.

Colorado ruled offensively within the ultimate two classes and completed with a 41-24 merit in pictures.

ICE CHIPS

Coyotes instructor Dave Zenobi labored his 2,000 skilled hockey sport on Saturday night time. He was once commemorated prior to the sport with a framed jersey that had a 2,000 on it. … Arizona’s Conor Garland ignored the sport with a lower-body harm. He leads the workforce with 19 issues. It was once the primary sport he is ignored this season. …

UP NEXT

Avalanche: At San Jose on Monday night time.

Coyotes: At Los Angeles on Wednesday night time.

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