DENVER (AP) _ Alex Tanguay scored in regulation and had the decisive goal in a shootout to lift Colorado over Toronto.
Matt Duchene also scored in regulation and the shootout for the Avalanche, who ended a three-game skid.
Colorado lost a late lead but made up for it in the shootout. All three shooters scored, starting with Nathan MacKinnon.
Reto Berra made 33 saves in his first start in six games.
Tyler Bozak scored in regulation and had Toronto’s only goal in the shootout. Phil Kessel and Richard Panik also scored for the Maple Leafs.