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NHL Series: Wood and the Avalanche completed the comeback with three goals against the Stars

NHL Series: Wood and the Avalanche completed the comeback with three goals against the Stars


Miles Wood was the hero in overtime to help the Colorado Avalanche overcome a three-goal deficit in a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars.

The Avalanche, who accomplished the feat for only the third time in their history, hold a 1-0 lead in the second-round series.

Wood won his race for the puck with Miro Heiskanen before hitting goaltender Jake Oettinger midway through the overtime period. This was his third goal in the playoffs, assisted by Andrew Cogliano.

Nathan MacKinnon tied the game just 39 seconds into the third period to force overtime.

Cale Makar and Valery Nishushkin also scored in the winning clan. Nichushkin has scored in all of his team's games so far and is the third NHL player to have such a streak of at least six games with a goal after Pat LaFontaine (7) in 1992 and Martin Havlat (6) in 2006.

Ryan Sutter brought the American Airlines Center fans to their feet by opening the scoring at 7:26 of the first period. At 39 years and 107 days old, he became the oldest outfielder in organization history to score in the playoffs, ahead of Craig Ludwig.

Wyatt Johnston, the team's top scorer this season, doubled the lead shortly after. On a quick play in the face-off won by Jimmy Benn, the young forward latched on to Joe Pavelski's short pass and stunned the goalkeeper into the upper left corner with his fifth goal of the series. 39-year-old veteran Joe Pavelski was one of the last players on his team to wait patiently for his first point in the playoffs.

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The Avalanche played with fire by giving the hosts a 5-on-3 power play for 90 seconds. What was supposed to happen happened, as Jamie Benn made it 3-0.

Defenseman Josh Manson saved his Forces from disaster with 8 seconds left in the period during another penalty kill when he slammed the puck on the fly past his goalie to deflect the net, avoiding a fourth goal that would have hurt Colorado badly before retreating to the locker room. . Alexander Georgiev had already surrendered three times on nine shots.

The Avalanche took advantage of the two opportunities they had to get back on track in the second half. Valery Nikushkin bolstered his team by finally getting them on the board early in the period. He already has eight goals.

Cale Makar jumped on board and cut the deficit to 3-2 with a powerful wrist shot.

Nathan MacKinnon pulled a three-goal lead early in the third period. However, the Avalanche did not get a shot into the net in the next nine minutes and overtime was necessary. That's when Wood made his decision.