Avalanche win seventh straight, rout Coyotes 5-1

Mikko Rantanen scored his 18th objective of the season and the Colorado Avalanche received their seventh recreation in a row by beating the Arizona Coyotes 5-1

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Mikko Rantanen scored his 18th objective of the season and the Colorado Avalanche received their seventh recreation in a row by beating the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Monday night time.

Philipp Grubauer, enjoying in his 2 hundredth NHL recreation, stopped 31 pictures for Colorado. In internet all through the successful streak, Grubauer set a profession excessive along with his nineteenth victory of the season.

Joonas Donskoi scored two late targets, together with an empty-netter. Pierre-Eduoard Bellemare and Nazem Kadri additionally scored for the Avalanche.

Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored late within the third interval, his first objective of the season.

Bellemare opened the scoring for Colorado, taking a feed in entrance from Matt Calvert behind the online to beat goalie Antii Raanta excessive at 14:22 of the primary interval.

Simply 68 seconds later, Rantanen scored from the left facet for a two-goal lead. Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog assisted. Rantanen leads all NHL gamers with 10 targets in March.

Kadri scored his tenth of the season halfway by way of the second interval — dominated by Colorado — to make it 3-0.

The Avalanche outshot the Coyotes 21-9 within the interval and just some sturdy work by Raanta saved Arizona inside vary.

Arizona lastly received on the board with Ekman-Larsson’s power-play objective with 3:41 left.

Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson exited after two durations with an upper-body damage.

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The groups meet once more Tuesday night time in Arizona.

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