Avs spoil Kuemper’s comeback, top caps 3-2 as Bednar ticks

DENVER (AFP) – Arturi Likonen, Andrew Cogliano and Alex Newhawk scored in opposition to former teammate Darcy Kuemper and stopped a rookie Colorado Avalanche over the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Tuesday night time to provide coach Jared Bednar his 266th victory.

Logan O’Connor added two assists, Nathan McKinnon an help for his 700th level, whereas Alexander Georgiev made 37 saves for a season-best sixth straight victory for the Avs. They moved into third place within the Central Division, one level forward of Minnesota.

Bednar, who coached his five hundredth recreation with Colorado, improved to 266-185-49 and handed former Quebec Nordiques coach Michel Bergeron for probably the most teaching wins in franchise historical past.

“I am glad I am right here and gone so we will cease speaking about it,” Bednar stated. “We did not play our greatest recreation tonight, so I am joyful we managed to get the 2 factors.”

Alex Ovechkin returned from damage to attain his thirty first objective for Washington. Connor Cherry additionally scored and Comber stopped 23 pictures in his first recreation in Denver since serving to the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup in June.

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