Avs beat Coyotes in slug-fest, move into Wild Card spot

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The Colorado Avalanche won on the scoreboard and won the fights. The latter was much more important in these days of March, but acting like the big, bad bully probably didn't feel so bad either.

In a game that featured lots of old-time hockey, including the second fight this season between Nathan MacKinnon and a member of the Arizona Coyotes, the Avs won 5-2 in front of a loud matinee crowd at the Pepsi Center.

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