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MacKinnon scores winner, Avalanche edge Blue Jackets 2-1

Colorado has won six of its last seven games after Saturday's victory.
Credit: AP Photo/Paul Vernon
Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon, left, controls the puck in front of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nathan MacKinnon scored the tiebreaking goal late and Philipp Grubauer had 31 saves as Colorado Avalanche beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1.

Nazem Kadri scored earlier in the third to tie the score, and MacKinnon beat Elvis Merzlikins with a slap shot from the left point as Avalanche rolled to their third straight win and sixth in the past seven games.

Seth Jones scored for the Blue Jackets, and Merzlikins lost for the first time in the last 10 games. 

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