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Avalanche Top Golden Knights 2-1, Close In On 1st In West

LAS VEGAS (AP) — J.T. Compher scored a go-ahead goal in the third period, Philipp Grubauer made 36 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche preserved their chances to finish in first place in the West Division with a 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.

 Andre Burakovsky also scored for the Avalanche, who trail the Golden Knights by two points atop the division.

Vegas has a game left, Colorado has two.

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Alex Pietrangelo scored for the Golden Knights. Robin Lehner, facing the Avalanche for the first time this season after Marc-Andre Fleury was in net the first seven meetings, stopped 19 shots.