SCOTTSDALE, AZ – J.T. Compher didn’t tiptoe his way into his first game in nearly six weeks. Instead, he jumped right in with two short-handed goals in the first period.
Compher tallied twice in a matter of 1:25 during a Colorado Avalanche penalty kill to jumpstart the club in a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The forward is only the 20th NHL player since 1933-34 to score two short-handed markers in a span of two minutes or less and just the fourth to do it in the last 15 years.