Avs spoil Kuemper’s return, top Caps 3-2 as Bednar sets mark


              Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left, looks to pass the puck as Washington Capitals defenseman Erik Gustafsson covers in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin puts a shot on net in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Marcus Johansson, left, stops Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon as he drives to the net with the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado Avalanche center Andrew Cogliano, right, is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, back, confers with center Dylan Strome in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Washington Capitals goaltender Darcy Kuemper acknowledges the applause of the crowd after he was introduced as part of the Colorado Avalanche's Stanley Cup team in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Avalanche Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado Avalanche left wing Artturi Lehkonen, front, looks on as his shot sails past Washington Capitals goaltender Darcy Kuemper for a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Avs spoil Kuemper’s return, top Caps 3-2 as Bednar sets mark