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Avalanche score 3 third-period goals to beat Coyotes 3-0

Mikko Rantanen scored the Avalanche's third goal to cap off a run of three goals in 83 seconds.
Credit: Altitude TV

EDMONTON, Alberta — Nazem Kadri and J.T. Compher scored 10 seconds apart in the third period, Philipp Grubauer stopped 14 shots and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. 

Colorado dominated the Coyotes through the first two periods, outshooting them 29-7, yet couldn’t get anything past Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper. 

Grubauer made the saves when he had to for his second career playoff shutout and Kadri broke a scoreless tie by punching in a rebound on a power play with 7 minutes left. 

Mikko Rantanen scored the Avalanche's third goal to cap off a run of three goals in 83 seconds. Game 2 is on Friday afternoon. 

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