ST. PAUL, Minn. — Nathan MacKinnon, Andre Burakovsky, Brandon Saad and J.T. Compher scored in a four-goal second interval, and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Minnesota Wild 5-Four on Monday night time to increase their league-best factors streak to 15 video games (13-0-2).
The franchise document is 16 outings with a degree from Dec. 27, 2000-Jan. 30, 2001, when the Avalanche went 12-0-3-1 throughout their Stanley Cup-winning season.
Gabriel Landeskog additionally scored, and Philipp Grubauer stopped 21 pictures for his fourth straight win. At 12-0-1 in his final 13 outings, Grubauer set a franchise document for the longest stretch with a degree by a goaltender. Patrick Roy (Oct. 23-Nov. 22, 1996) and Peter Budaj (Feb. 24-March 23, 2007) held the earlier document.
Ryan Hartman had a aim and two assists for Minnesota, which had gained 11 straight at Xcel Power Middle since dropping 5-1 to Colorado Jan. 30. Nick Bjustad and Marcus Johannsson scored within the third interval because the Wild tried to rally, and Kevin Fiala scored on a power-play with 35 seconds left, however Minnesota couldn’t get the equalizer.
MacKinnon, who has 4 targets and 6 assists in his previous six video games, scored on a breakaway 18 seconds right into a dominant center interval, changing an ideal stretch cross from Samuel Girard. Burakovsky buried a rebound of Girard’s shot that Cam Talbot couldn’t maintain onto 71 seconds later.
Talbot made 31 saves however misplaced in regulation for the primary time in seven outings.
Saad cross-checked Jared Spurgeon to the ice moments earlier than scoring on a rebound at 15:48, and Compher redirected a shot from Cale Makar a pair minutes later. The Avalanche outshot Minnesota 20-5 within the interval.
Colorado has outscored Minnesota 16-5 within the final three video games, additionally successful 5-1 and 6-Zero at dwelling March 18 and 20.
For the primary time this season, the Wild performed earlier than greater than a handful of family and friends. With 3,000 followers in attendance, a “Let’s Go Wild!” chant started instantly after the opening faceoff.
It could have helped as a result of the Wild dominated early earlier than Hartman scored off a feed from Bjugstad 8:40 in. Hartman then did a small wave to the followers earlier than celebrating along with his teammates.
D Kyle Burroughs made his NHL debut for Colorado and dropped Bjugstad in a third-period battle. … Wild LW Zach Parise, who was faraway from COVID-19 protocol Saturday, took half within the morning skate however didn’t play. … RW Mats Zuccarello missed his second straight recreation with an undisclosed harm. There isn’t any timetable for his return.
The groups meet for the ultimate time this season Wednesday in Minnesota.