O'Connor had an assist, two shots and one blocked shot over 12:44 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Capitals.

O'Connor was one of the few bright spots for the Avalanche. He was key in the sequence that led to Darren Helm's goal early in the second period that tied that game at two. Taking a feed from Bowen Byram, O'Connor circled the back of the net away from defenders, kept moving along the boards and pivoted while skating away from several Capitals, then fed Helm alone in front. It was the first point of the season for the 25-year-old O'Connor, who got a good taste of the NHL in 2020 and should serve as a full-season regular in 2021.

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