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Avalanche rout Senators 7-0 after losing 7 of 8 games

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Jan 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-15 12:48:14-05

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen, Artturi Lehkonen and Alex Newhook each scored twice, Pavel Francouz made 29 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Colorado Avalanche routed the Ottawa Senators 7-0 on Saturday night.

Rantanen scored his 28th and 29th goals to break Joe Sakic’s 27-year-old team record for goals at the halfway point of the regular season.

Colorado had lost seven of eight games and was two days removed from a loss to the last-place Chicago Blackhawks.

The seven goals are the most the Avalanche have scored this season.Brad Hunt also scored for Colorado.