Six score for Avalanche in win against Coyotes


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Six players scored for the Colorado Avalanche in a 6-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Saturday.

Jacob MacDonald scored his first NHL goal in more than two years, and Philipp Grubauer made 22 saves for the Avalanche (11-6-1), who swept a two-game set against the Coyotes after a 3-2 win Friday.

Ilya Lyubushkin scored his first NHL goal, and Antti Raanta made 35 saves for Arizona (9-9-3), which went 3-4-2 on a nine-game homestand.

Nathan MacKinnon skated around defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson at the blue line and scored on a wrist shot to give the Avalanche a 1-0 lead at 12:16 of the first period.

Clayton Keller tied it 1-1 at 14:13 of the second period when he deflected Hjalmarsson’s shot from the right point.

MacDonald beat Raanta five-hole on a wraparound at 17:15 to make it 2-1. It was the defenseman’s second goal in eight NHL games and his first since his NHL debut Oct. 6, 2018, with the Florida Panthers.

Gabriel Landeskog scored a power-play goal on a rebound of his own shot to give Colorado a 3-1 lead at 1:58 of the third period.

Joonas Donskoi scored to make it 4-1 at 12:00, and Tyson Jost made it 5-1 at 13:57 with his first goal of the season.

Lyubushkin scored at 16:32 to make it 5-2. It was his 103rd NHL game.

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored into an empty net at 18:09 for the 6-2 final.

Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar did not play because of an upper-body injury. He is day to day.

The Coyotes played without leading scorer Conor Garland, who is day to day with a lower-body injury. The forward has 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) in 20 games.

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