Makar scores late to lift Avalanche past Blues, 2-1

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Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) scores a goal as St. Louis Blues defenseman Torey Krug (47) falls during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, Saturday, April 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar scored with 40 seconds left to lift the Colorado Avalanche past the St. Louis Blues 2-1.

Nathan MacKinnon also had a goal and Philipp Grubauer stopped 27 shots for Colorado. The Avalanche have won four in a row and are 12-0-2 over their last 14 games.

Ryan O’Reilly scored for St. Louis and Ville Husso had 32 saves. The Blues have dropped five straight (0-4-1).

The game appeared headed to overtime when Makar’s shot from the right point went through traffic and past Husso.

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