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Kuemper stops 49 shots in Coyotes' 4-2 win over Avalanche

erik johnson avalanche
Posted at 6:22 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 20:22:53-04

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Darcy Kuemper stopped 49 shots and the Arizona Coyotes held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 to close within 2-1 in their Stanley Cup playoff series.

Arizona took the early lead on Derek Stepan’s first-period goal, then spent most of the day counterpunching against Colorado’s relentless pressure.

Kuemper took made a series of difficult saves in the third period and Taylor Hall scored on an empty net to give Arizona life heading in Game 4 on Monday.