Avalanche rally past Kraken, extend home streak to 12

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DENVER Nazem Kadri and Devon Toews scored third-period goals for the Colorado Avalanche, who rallied for a 4-3 win against the Seattle Kraken at Ball Arena on Monday. 

Kadri scored with 5:43 left, skating down left wing before shooting short side. Toews tied 3-3 at 11:47. Cale Makar‘s shot went off the post and it deflected in off Toews’ right skate. A video review determined that Toews didn’t kick it in.  

Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored two goals and Andre Burakovsky had two assists for Colorado (22-8-2), which is 11-1-1 in its past 13 games and has won an Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques record 12 straight home wins. Pavel Francouz made 23 saves.

Philipp Grubauer made 31 saves for Seattle (10-20-4) in his return to Colorado after signing a six-year contract with the Kraken as an unrestricted free agent on July 28. Jared McCann had a goal and assist.

The Kraken played their first game since a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Jan. 1.

The Avalanche took a 1-0 lead at 5:50 of the first period when Aube-Kubel scored from the slot off a drop pass from Logan O’Connor.

The Kraken tied 1-1 at 9:16 when Marcus Johansson tipped Jared McCann‘s point shot under Francouz’s left arm on a power play.

McCann made it 2-1 Seattle at 4:49 of the second period with a bad angle shot from near the left wing boards.

Colin Blackwell increased the lead to 3-1 at 14:20 with a deflection of Jamie Oleksiak‘s point shot.

Aube-Kubel cut it to 3-2 at 17:00 when he converted the rebound of Burakovsky’s shot.

Colorado forward Gabriel Landeskog tested positive and entered COVID-19 protocol on Monday.  

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