EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Cale Makar scored at 2:09 of extra time and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Saturday night time, snapping a five-game shedding streak.
The groups met for the primary time because the Avalanche defeated the Oilers 4-0 within the Western Convention Finals final season en path to the Stanley Cup title.
“It was a giant win for us, we would have liked it,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar stated. “It is somewhat anxious whenever you lose 5 in a row and you’re feeling such as you’re taking part in properly and you then’re down 2-0, however the guys have been actually centered tonight.”
Nathan MacKinnon and Brad Hunt additionally scored for Colorado, whereas Alexander Georgiev made 28 saves. The Avalanche improved to 20-15-3.
“I am actually pleased with how we performed tonight,” Bednar stated. “I believed it was a full 60, no query. “Regardless that it was going the opposite approach after 40 minutes, I believed the boys performed rather well within the 5v5.”
Zach Hyman scored twice for Edmonton, reaching 20 targets, and Stewart Skinner stopped 43 pictures. The Oilers fell to 21-17-3, shedding for the sixth time of their final seven dwelling video games.
“It was a disappointing case for us,” Oilers defenseman Tyson Barry stated. “We had two positions in extra time. Perhaps we’ll get a type of and it is a vacation right here as an alternative.”
Hyman scored on the facility play on the finish of every of the primary two durations.
Colorado lower the deficit to 2-1 with 3:06 left within the third interval when McKinnon break up the protection and tapped Skinner on the shoulder for his tenth of the season.
The Avs tied it at 8:19 with the groups going 4-on-4 with Hunt operating to get a foot within the zone and firing previous Skinner for his first of the season.
“Going into the third, we thought we have been the higher crew although we have been down two,” stated Avs ahead Evan Rodriguez, who had two assists. “We simply caught with it and acquired a large two factors.”
The Oilers scored twice in extra time earlier than Makar was capable of take a nook kick to finish it.
“Robust, powerful method to lose,” Skinner stated. “Clearly, I am fairly dissatisfied proper now. Sure, it is disagreeable.”
Avalanche. Will host Florida on Tuesday night time.
Oilers: Monday night time in Los Angeles.
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