Makar scores late to lift Avalanche past Blues, 2-1

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St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) shoots on Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, Saturday, April 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar scored with 40 seconds left to lift the Colorado Avalanche past the St. Louis Blues 2-1.

Nathan MacKinnon also had a goal and Philipp Grubauer stopped 27 shots for Colorado. The Avalanche have won four in a row and are 12-0-2 over their last 14 games.

Ryan O’Reilly scored for St. Louis and Ville Husso had 32 saves. The Blues have dropped five straight (0-4-1).

The game appeared headed to overtime when Makar’s shot from the right point went through traffic and by Husso.

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