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Avalanche Defeat Washington 3-2, Extend Winning Streak to Six Games

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The Colorado Avalanche earned their sixth consecutive victory in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals at Ball Arena. The victory was Jared Bednar’s 266th win, the most in franchise history. Veteran defenseman Erik Johnson also celebrated his 700th career game with the Avalanche. Superstar Nathan MacKinnon set up Artturi Lehkonen in the game’s opening goal to record his 700th career regular-season point to cap off a night full of team milestones.

Forwards Andrew Cogliano and Alex Newhook had the other goals for Colorado. The team has not trailed at any point in each of its six straight victories. Both categories have been historically strong in recent years for Colorado but early-season struggles were starting to become a concern before this stretch.

However, the star of the show on Tuesday was goaltender Alexandar Georgiev. He made 37 saves, including 14 in the third to keep the Caps from sending this game to overtime. Georgiev’s best save of the evening came late on a chance from defenseman Erik Gustafsson.

With the streak, the Avalanche stay in third place in the Western Conference and will look to extend their streak as the second half of the season and the playoff push approaches.