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Avalanche hold off Oilers for wild 8-6 victory in Game 1

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Posted at 9:47 PM, May 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-31 23:47:53-04

DENVER (AP) — J.T. Compher scored twice, Cale Makar had a goal and two assists and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Edmonton Oilers 8-6 in Game 1 of the Western Conference final.

The Avalanche's eight goals were tied for the most in a playoff game in franchise history.

Both teams needed to use backup goaltenders. Edmonton's Mike Smith was pulled after giving up six goals and Darcy Kuemper left with an upper-body injury.

Twelve Avs recorded at least a point and six had multi-point games.