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Kuemper stops 49 shots in Coyotes' 4-2 win over Avalanche

Arizona brought the opening-round playoff series to within 2-1 with Saturday's victory.
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Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) is stopped by Arizona Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta.

EDMONTON, AB — Darcy Kuemper stopped 49 shots and the Arizona Coyotes held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 to close within 2-1 in their Stanley Cup playoff series.

Arizona took the early lead on Derek Stepan’s first-period goal, then spent most of the day counterpunching against Colorado’s relentless pressure.

Kuemper took made a series of difficult saves in the third period and Taylor Hall scored on an empty net to give Arizona life heading in Game 4 on Monday.

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Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Arizona Coyotes' Alex Goligoski (33) battle for the puck as goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) looks for the shot during the first period of the NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game in Edmonton on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020.
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Colorado Avalanche's Samuel Girard (49) and Arizona Coyotes' Conor Garland (83) look for the rebound from Avalanche goalie Pavel Francouz (39) during the second period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta.