Avalanche defeat Coyotes in shootout, extend home winning streak to 13

DENVER– Andre Burakowski scored a goal and an assist for the Colorado Avalanche in a 4-3 shootout win over the Arizona Coyotes at Ball Arena on Friday.

Nazem Kadri scored the only shootout goal that came in the third round.

Mikko Rantanen and Tyson Jost achieved Devon Toews had two templates, and Pavel Françouz made 23 saves for Colorado (23-8-3), which extended its record home win streak to 13, the longest in the NHL this season.

“Anytime you win 13 straight games at home, a lot of things work,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. “Different contributions, different guys, good depth through the lineup. Our top guys played really well and took their chances. Different things on different nights.”

Video: ARI@COL: Kadri brings home the shootout winner

Ivan Prosvetov made 44 saves for Arizona (8-23-4) in the first game of the home-and-home series. It was Prosvetov’s fifth NHL game and his second of the season. He made 23 saves on October 28 in a 5-1 loss at the Tampa Bay Lightning.

“Back when I was younger, I was the best goalkeeper in the league Semyon Varlamov‘ said Prosvetov. “I watched him when I was a very young boy and he played for the Avalanche. So I’ve always played for the Avalanche on Xbox and such. Definitely how life plays out. I played five games in the NHL and three of them against Colorado. It’s fun, but it’s a good building to play with. I feel like I’m making progress every year. As a little kid, that’s what you want.”

Rantanen gave the Avalanche a 1-0 lead at 4:36 of the first period when he converted the rebound after Toews fired from the right spot.

Jost made it 2-0 at 12:03. Kurtis MacDermidJost’s all-around attempt slipped into the slot and Jost used the loose puck for his 100th NHL point in 296 games.

“He was trying to wrap it and I was just trying to get to the net,” Jost said. “I like where my game is right now. It’s nice to be rewarded. I always want more.”

Clayton Keller scored at 17:31, short-handed, to make it 2-1 when he ran down the right wing with Toews, parried him while running through the goal and shot down Francouz’s block.

“Keller’s shorthanded goal, I think we really took care of that,” said Phil Housley, the Coyotes’ assistant coach. “It gave us some momentum. They’re a great attacking team, one of the strongest attacking teams in the league. They know they will get their chances. We just tried to limit them as much as possible. “

Video: ARI@COL: Keller blocks a defender and hits SHG

John Larson Tie 2-2 at 6:12 of the second period. Andrew Ladd Larsson fed Larsson a drop pass into the right face-off circle for a short side shot.

Shayne Gostisbehere gave the Coyotes a 3-2 lead after 39 seconds of the third period, shooting short side from the right circle of a pass Phil Kessel.

Burakovsky leveled it 3-3 at 1:08 when he ran into the left circle and shot with the gloved side.

“I’m really happy that we won but I’m not very happy with my game because it’s really tough when you don’t get a lot of shots and you kind of wait for every save,” said Francouz. “I really wish I could have that third goal back. Thank god the lads saved me.”

Video: ARI@COL: Burakovsky whips home a wrist shot to tie it

The Avalanche killed Arizona’s 5-on-3 power play that began at 2:06 p.m. of the second period and lasted two minutes. They were also undermanned for the final 1:45 of the third period and the first 15 seconds of overtime after Rantanen was penalized for tripping. They have allowed 10 power-play goals in their last seven games.

“This evening [the penalty kill] was good,” said Jost. “It gives us a little boost of confidence and shows that we did the right things. It was nice to get back to our old selves.”

REMARKS: Bednar didn’t have an update on defender Ryan Murray, who sustained an upper-body injury in the second period. … Bednar said he expects forward Gabriel Landeskog to clear the COVID-19 log and play the Coyotes on Saturday. He missed his third game on Friday. … … Kadri had ended his personal 13-game points streak (23 points: six goals, 17 assists). … Kessel had two assists. … Coyotes trainer Andre Tourigny is on record and didn’t make the trip. … The Avalanche extended their home point streak to 15 (14-0-1), making it the second-highest spot in their history. They had two 17-game point streaks, 16-0-1 in 2020-2021 and 14-0-3 in 2002-03.

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