Darcy Kuemper made 49 saves, and the Arizona Coyotes got their first win of the Western Conference First Round, 4-2 against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Saturday.
Derek Stepan, Brad Richardson, Taylor Hall and Lawson Crouse scored for the Coyotes, the No. 7 seed in the West.
Andre Burakovsky and Mikko Rantanen scored, and Pavel Francouz made 19 saves for the Avalanche, the No. 2 seed.
Game 4 of the best-of-7 series is in Edmonton, the Western hub city, on Monday (5:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, FX-CA, TVAS, FS-A, FS-A PLUS, ALT).
Arizona took its first lead of the series at 6:29 of the first period on Stepan’s goal. He shot from in front off a pass from Clayton Keller after Francouz lost his stick.
Colorado tied 1-1 at 13:12 of the second period when Burakovsky’s shot from the right point went in off Arizona defenseman Alex Goligoski.
Richardson put the Coyotes in front 2-1 at 19:26 with a shot from the left face-off circle.
Hall scored into an empty net with 1:20 left in the third period.
Rantanen scored with 57 seconds left to make it 3-2 with Francouz on the bench for an extra attacker.
Crouse scored into an empty net with five seconds remaining for the 4-2 final.
Colorado forward Vladislav Namestnikov and Arizona forward Nick Schmaltz were ruled unfit to play.
As part of the NHL Return to Play Plan, a team is not permitted to disclose player injury or illness information.