Rantanen and Lehkonen lead Avalanche past Flames 4-1

CALGARY, Alta. (AP) — Mikko Rantanen and Artturi Lehkonen each scored two goals, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Nathan MacKinnon, JT Compher and Devon Toews each had two assists as Colorado (23-17-3) earned its third straight victory. MacKinnon had four goals and nine assists during a six-game point streak.

Avalanche goaltender Alexandar Georgiev made 34 saves to improve his record to 17-11-3.

“It feels really good,” said Georgiev, who made his first start in four games. “I had a little break in playing time, a little refreshment for the mind. I would say the guys did such a good job.

Tyler Toffoli scored for Calgary (21-16-9) in its second straight loss. Jacob Markstrom made 27 saves.

The Avalanche took a 3-0 lead in the first 20 minutes.

“Good first-half execution,” Avs coach Jared Bednar said. “We were disciplined with the puck. We were making games.

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