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Makar, Hutchinson help Avalanche force Game 7 against Stars

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Posted at 8:57 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 22:57:49-04

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rookie defenseman Cale Makar scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, third-string goaltender Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 to force a decisive Game 7 in their second-round playoff series.

Nikita Zadorov and Mikko Rantanen also scored, and Nathan MacKinnon added an empty-netter for the Avalanche, who staved off elimination for a second straight game to tie the series at three wins apiece.

Colorado has never won a postseason series when trailing 3-1.

Both teams lost in Game 7 last season in the second round.