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Compher's OT goal lifts Avs over Rangers, 3-2

Colorado held off New York's late surge with an overtime win Wednesday night.
Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar, back, hugs left wing J.T. Compher, who scored in overtime of the team's NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Denver. Colorado won 3-2.

DENVER — J.T Compher scored at 2:50 of overtime and Tyson Jost and Vladislav Namestnikov also had goals to lead the Colorado Avalanche over the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Cale Makar had three assists in his return to the lineup from an upper-body injury that kept him out for five games. Compher tipped in his shot from the top of the zone to give Colorado the win.

Pavel Francouz stopped 30 shots for the Avalanche. Mika Zibanejad scored his 41st goal, Pavel Buchnevich also scored and Adam Fox and Alexandar Georgiev had 25 saves, for New York.

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