Avs ruin Kuemper’s comeback, best 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 offer trainer Jared Bednar his 266th victory.

Logan O’Connor added two assists, Nathan McKinnon an lend a hand for his 700th level, and Alexander Georgiev added 37 tackles for the Avs’ season-best 6th instantly victory. They moved into 3rd position within the Central Department, one level forward of Minnesota.

Bednar, who coached his five hundredth sport with Colorado, stepped forward to 266-185-49 and handed former Quebec Nordiques trainer Michel Bergeron for probably the most training wins in franchise historical past.

“I am satisfied I am right here and long gone so we will be able to prevent speaking about it,” Bednar stated. “We did not play our very best sport this night, so I am glad we controlled to get the 2 issues.”

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