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Rantanen, Newhook lead NHL-best Avalanche past Sabres, 5-3


Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mikko Rantanen scored a goal and assisted on Alex Newhook’s tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the NHL-leading Colorado Avalanche beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3. Nathan MacKinnon also had a goal and an assist, J.T. Compher and Nazem Kadri scored the other goals, and Colorado extended its season-best road win streak to seven. The Avalanche improved to 8-0-1 in their past nine road games and 24-2-2 overall since Dec. 6. Darcy Kuemper made 29 saves to earn a point in his 18th consecutive decision, prolonging a franchise record. Tage Thompson netted his first NHL hat trick for the Sabres, who have lost two in a row.

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