MacKinnon, Compher score 2 apiece, Avs beat Sabres 6-4


              Buffalo Sabres right wing JJ Peterka (77) celebrates his goal with center Dylan Cozens (24) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
            
              Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher (37) celebrates after his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
            
              Buffalo Sabres right wing Jack Quinn (22) is stopped by Colorado Avalanche goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
            
              Buffalo Sabres center Dylan Cozens (24) and Colorado Avalanche goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) collide behind the net during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
            
              Buffalo Sabres right wing Alex Tuch (89) looks to tip the puck past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
            
              Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (1) stops Colorado Avalanche left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
            
              Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher (37) celebrates a goal by left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
            
              Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher (37) celebrates his second goal against the Buffalo Sabres, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
MacKinnon, Compher score 2 apiece, Avs beat Sabres 6-4