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Pacioretty scores twice, Golden Knights beat Avalanche 5-2

Devon Toews and Ryan Graves scored for Colorado, which has lost three straight.

LAS VEGAS — Max Pacioretty scored twice to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in a matchup of the West Division’s top teams on Wednesday night. 

Vegas, which has won a franchise-best 10 in a row, now leads Colorado by six points, with the Avalanche having a game in hand. 

William Karlsson, Mark Stone, and Jonathan Marchessault also scored for Vegas. 

Marc-Andre Fleury, who has won five in a row, made 35 saves. 

Devon Toews and Ryan Graves scored for Colorado, which has lost three straight.

Devan Dubnyk made 21 saves.

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