Compher's OT goal lifts Avs over Rangers, 3-2

DENVER (AP) J.T Compher scored at 2:50 of overtime and Tyson Jost and Vladislav Namestnikov also had goals to lead the Colorado Avalanche over the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Cale Makar had three assists in his return to the lineup from an upper-body injury that kept him out for five games. Compher tipped in his shot from the top of the zone to give Colorado the win.

''He looked rusty, he looked like he was fumbling the puck, his defensive details weren't great, his gaps weren't great and then he goes out and gets three points, including a big play on the game winner,'' Colorado coach Jared Bednar said of Makar. ''He finds a way, finds a way to get it done on the offensive side.''

Pavel Francouz stopped 30 shots for the Avalanche.

The Rangers gained a point on Carolina and Columbus in the chase for the two wild card spots in the Eastern Conference. Mika Zibanejad scored his 41st goal, Pavel Buchnevich also scored while Adam Fox had two assists. Alexandar Georgiev had 25 saves, for New York, which is two points behind the Hurricanes and Blue Jackets.

''We're not happy to lose a game but we'll take the point and move on,'' Zibanejad said.

New York isn't scheduled to play until Saturday at Arizona, and concerns surrounding the coronavirus has left in question the rest of the season in light of the NBA suspending its schedule after Wednesday's game.

''We can't speculate on the course of action will be taken by the NHL. Logistically, we'll stay here tonight and make a decision following the NHL update tomorrow morning,'' Rangers coach David Quinn said. ''This is a very fluid situation with things constantly changing so don't want to speak to anything further at this time.''

Colorado played without All-Star center Nathan MacKinnon, who missed his first game of the season. MacKinnon, who came into Wednesday fifth in the NHL in scoring with 93 points (35 goals, 58 assists), suffered a lower-body injury in a loss at Los Angeles on Monday night.

''It's a big piece, but it just fueled us, the whole team and obviously our line as well that we want to come out and prove that it's not just Nate,'' Gabriel Landeskog said. ''We want to come out and show that we're a heck of a team without him as well.''

The Avalanche stayed within a two points of St. Louis. The Blues have played one more game than Colorado and have 94 points, tops in the Western Conference.

The Avalanche are 15-5-2 since losing four in a row in early January.

Zibanejad gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead at 6:28 of the first, continuing is torrid streak. He has scored at least one goal in the last six games and has 17 in the last 13.

Jost tied it later in the first with his eighth of the season and Namestnikov put Colorado up when he beat Georgiev on a screened shot at 3:55 of the second period. It was his 17th of the season and fifth since joining the Avalanche at the trade deadline.

With Georgiev on the bench for an extra skater Buchnevich's 16th goal of the season tied it with 13 seconds left.

''For sure it was disappointing to get scored on late in the game,'' Francouz said. ''It was kind of an unlucky play, but it doesn't matter now. We still have two points, and that's big.''

NOTES: Gabriel Landeskog also had two assists. ... Zibanejad has five goals in his last nine games against Colorado. ... Avalanche RW Joonas Donskoi was helped off the ice late in the third after a hard hit by Rangers LW Brendan Lemieux. ... New York suffered just its second road loss in the last 12 games.

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Rangers: Play at the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.

Avalanche: Host the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.

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123OTT
NYR37-28-5
10102
COL42-20-8
11013
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
P. Buchnevich RW10150/0021:021
T. DeAngelo D00220/0025:160
P. Di Giuseppe LW01100/0008:530
J. Fast RW00030/0016:261
S. Fogarty RW00003/2008:360
A. Fox D02000/0220:580
J. Gauthier RW00010/0007:010
B. Howden RW00005/7014:000
K. Kakko RW00030/0010:361
B. Lemieux LW00-100/0213:244
R. Lindgren D00010/0016:271
G. McKegg C00002/2009:541
A. Panarin LW01160/0225:590
B. Smith D00000/0418:443
M. Staal D00120/0015:321
R. Strome C00122/8021:470
J. Trouba D00010/0020:130
M. Zibanejad C102616/10026:240
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Barberio D00-110/0006:470
P. Bellemare C010211/10018:120
I. Cole D00010/0016:030
J. Compher C10-127/8025:380
J. Donskoi RW00020/0012:450
S. Girard D00020/0021:511
R. Graves D00-210/0023:302
E. Johnson D00-110/0021:340
T. Jost C10022/4215:292
V. Kamenev RW00012/1209:360
M. Kaut RW00020/0210:520
G. Landeskog LW02057/5221:560
C. Makar D03120/0021:091
V. Namestnikov LW10030/0014:201
V. Nichushkin LW00-100/0019:091
M. Nieto LW00010/0018:310
L. O'Connor RW00-100/0006:485
N. Zadorov D00-100/0214:207
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Georgiev (L)283250.89361:44
GOALIESSA
A. Georgiev (L)28
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
P. Francouz (W)322300.93862:50
GOALIESSA
P. Francouz (W)32
GOAL J.T. Compher (Tip-in shot), Assists: Cale Makar and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
NYR:GoalsShots
COL:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • OVERTIME
    • COL
      02:50GOAL J.T. Compher (Tip-in shot), Assists: Cale Makar and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • NYR
      19:47GOAL Pavel Buchnevich (Tip-in shot), Assists: Artemi Panarin and Adam Fox
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • COL
      03:55(PP) GOAL Vladislav Namestnikov (Wrist shot), Assists: Cale Makar and Gabriel Landeskog
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • COL
      11:27(PP) GOAL Tyson Jost (Wrist shot), Assists: Gabriel Landeskog and Cale Makar
    • NYR
      06:28GOAL Mika Zibanejad (Wrist shot), Assists: Phillip Di Giuseppe and Adam Fox
PENALTIES
    • 3RD PERIOD
      • NYR
        17:08Brendan Lemieux penalty Interference - 2 min.
      • COL
        10:21Nikita Zadorov penalty Interference - 2 min.
      • NYR
        04:43Brendan Smith penalty Interference - 0 min. (Penalty shot)
      • NYR
        05:11Artemi Panarin penalty Hooking - 2 min.
      • COL
        04:43Martin Kaut penalty Roughing - 2 min.
      • NYR
        04:43Brendan Smith penalty Roughing - 2 min.
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • NYR
        05:03Adam Fox penalty Closing Hand on Puck - 2 min.
      • NYR
        03:43Brendan Smith penalty Tripping - 2 min.
      • COL
        01:10Tyson Jost penalty Slashing - 2 min.
    • 1ST PERIOD
      • COL
        19:53Vladislav Kamenev penalty Hooking - 2 min.
      • NYR
        11:02Bench penalty Too Many Men on the Ice - 2 min., served by Pavel Buchnevich
      • COL
        03:09Gabriel Landeskog penalty Holding - 2 min.
    TEAM STATS
    NYR
    COL
    Shots on Goal3228
    Goals in Power Play02
    Faceoff Wins2829
    Penalties65
    Major Penalties00
    Minor Penalties65
    Misconducts00
    TEAM STATS
    NYR
    Shots on Goal32
    Goals in Power Play0
    Faceoff Wins28
    Penalties6
    Major Penalties0
    Minor Penalties6
    Misconducts0
    123OTT
    NYR37-28-5
    10102
    COL42-20-8
    11013
    STARS OF THE GAME
    6.3 %SHOT %10.7 %
    0.893 %SAVE %0.938 %
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    P. Buchnevich RW10150/0021:021
    T. DeAngelo D00220/0025:160
    P. Di Giuseppe LW01100/0008:530
    J. Fast RW00030/0016:261
    S. Fogarty RW00003/2008:360
    A. Fox D02000/0220:580
    J. Gauthier RW00010/0007:010
    B. Howden RW00005/7014:000
    K. Kakko RW00030/0010:361
    B. Lemieux LW00-100/0213:244
    R. Lindgren D00010/0016:271
    G. McKegg C00002/2009:541
    A. Panarin LW01160/0225:590
    B. Smith D00000/0418:443
    M. Staal D00120/0015:321
    R. Strome C00122/8021:470
    J. Trouba D00010/0020:130
    M. Zibanejad C102616/10026:240
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    M. Barberio D00-110/0006:470
    P. Bellemare C010211/10018:120
    I. Cole D00010/0016:030
    J. Compher C10-127/8025:380
    J. Donskoi RW00020/0012:450
    S. Girard D00020/0021:511
    R. Graves D00-210/0023:302
    E. Johnson D00-110/0021:340
    T. Jost C10022/4215:292
    V. Kamenev RW00012/1209:360
    M. Kaut RW00020/0210:520
    G. Landeskog LW02057/5221:560
    C. Makar D03120/0021:091
    V. Namestnikov LW10030/0014:201
    V. Nichushkin LW00-100/0019:091
    M. Nieto LW00010/0018:310
    L. O'Connor RW00-100/0006:485
    N. Zadorov D00-100/0214:207
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    A. Georgiev (L)283250.89361:44
    GOALIESSA
    A. Georgiev (L)28
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    P. Francouz (W)322300.93862:50
    GOALIESSA
    P. Francouz (W)32
    STARS OF THE GAME
    123OTT
    NYR37-28-5
    10102
    COL42-20-8
    11013
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    P. Buchnevich RW10150/0021:021
    T. DeAngelo D00220/0025:160
    P. Di Giuseppe LW01100/0008:530
    J. Fast RW00030/0016:261
    S. Fogarty RW00003/2008:360
    A. Fox D02000/0220:580
    J. Gauthier RW00010/0007:010
    B. Howden RW00005/7014:000
    K. Kakko RW00030/0010:361
    B. Lemieux LW00-100/0213:244
    R. Lindgren D00010/0016:271
    G. McKegg C00002/2009:541
    A. Panarin LW01160/0225:590
    B. Smith D00000/0418:443
    M. Staal D00120/0015:321
    R. Strome C00122/8021:470
    J. Trouba D00010/0020:130
    M. Zibanejad C102616/10026:240
    Total2403228/2912-13
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    M. Barberio D00-110/0006:470
    P. Bellemare C010211/10018:120
    I. Cole D00010/0016:030
    J. Compher C10-127/8025:380
    J. Donskoi RW00020/0012:450
    S. Girard D00020/0021:511
    R. Graves D00-210/0023:302
    E. Johnson D00-110/0021:340
    T. Jost C10022/4215:292
    V. Kamenev RW00012/1209:360
    M. Kaut RW00020/0210:520
    G. Landeskog LW02057/5221:560
    C. Makar D03120/0021:091
    V. Namestnikov LW10030/0014:201
    V. Nichushkin LW00-100/0019:091
    M. Nieto LW00010/0018:310
    L. O'Connor RW00-100/0006:485
    N. Zadorov D00-100/0214:207
    Total3602829/2810-20
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    A. Georgiev (L)283250.89361:44
    GOALIESSA
    A. Georgiev (L)28
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    P. Francouz (W)322300.93862:50
    GOALIESSA
    P. Francouz (W)32
    GOALS
    • OVERTIME
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • 1ST PERIOD
    PENALTIES
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD
      • OVERTIME
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD

      123OTT
      NYR37-28-5
      10102
      COL42-20-8
      11013
      TEAM STATS
      3.55
      GF AVG
      3.34
      GA AVG
      .80
      Power Play
      3.76
      GF AVG
      3.03
      GA AVG
      .71
      Power Play
      All times are US/Eastern.