April 22, 2024

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Mikko Rantanen, Valeri Nichushkin power Avs past Sabres

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In a season of peaks and valleys to this point, a raucous third-period rally earlier this week might have sparked another surge for the Colorado Avalanche.

The Avs used a dominant first period and some strong goaltending in the middle frame Wednesday night to dispatch the Buffalo Sabres, 5-1, in Erik Johnson’s emotional return to Ball Arena.

“No wins are easy,” Avs coach Jared Bednar said. “It’s not just about winning for me. I always say I’m not going to judge our team just on the results. It’s about how we play and our conscience and are we going to play the right way and develop the habits we need to win at the most important time?

“I thought we made a big step in the right direction over the last two games and we got rewarded for it.”

Mikko Rantanen had a goal and…

Corey Masisak

2023-12-13 23:11:15

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