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

Cale Makar found the back of the net with less than a minute left in regulation.

DENVER — 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 by Husso. 

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