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Makar, MacKinnon help Avalanche hold off Islanders 5-4

Avalanche Islanders Hockey
Posted at 5:23 AM, Mar 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-08 07:23:16-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Cale Makar had two goals and an assist, Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists, and the Colorado Avalanche held off the New York Islanders 5-4 to snap a two-game skid.

J.T. Compher and Devon Toews also scored for the Avalanche, who led 5-1 midway through the third and ran out the clock on New York's rally.

Colorado ended its longest losing streak since also dropping consecutive games Nov. 3 and 6.

Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog each had two assists and Pavel Francouz made 32 saves.

Anders Lee had two power-play goals and an assist, and Casey Cizikas and Brock Nelson also scored for New York.