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Avalanche rally for 5-4 overtime win vs Sharks

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Avalanche rally for 5-4 overtime win vs Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Andre Burakovsky racked up 41 secs right into overtime and also the Colorado Avalanche pushed on in the race for starting point in the West Department by rallying past the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Monday evening.

“It was a really big one at the end here,” Burakovsky stated. “We want to be in first place. This was a must win for us … Even though we were down there was no doubt. We just found a way to get it done. It was fun to play and fun to watch.”

Martin Jones obtained an item of Burakovsky’s shot however it flowed previous him right into the web for the game-winner.

Colorado racked up 3 times in the 3rd duration to conquer a set of two-goal deficiencies and also obtained the connecting objective from Nazim Kadri with 3:39 to play.

“I loved our response in the third period,” trainer Jared Bednar stated. “Just the heightened sense of urgency and a little bit of desperation in our game.”

Mikko Rantanen scored his 29th objective of the period and also Valeri Nichushkin and also Gabriel Landeskog likewise racked up for the Avalanche. Philipp Grubauer made 23 conserves.

Colorado relocated within 2 factors of first-place Las vega with a video game in hand after the Golden Knights shed 6-5 to Minnesota.

Evander Kane racked up two times and also Tomas Hertl and also Timo Meier likewise racked up for San Jose. Jones made 26 conserves.

The Sharks shed for the 11th time in 13 video games and also were formally removed from playoff opinion. This is the 3rd time in franchise business background that they missed out on playoffs in back-to-back years, likewise doing it in 1992 and also ‘93, and also in 1996 and also ‘97.

“You don’t flip things around in this league in six months or eight months or 10 months. It takes time,” trainer Bob Boughner stated. “There’s some pain involved in that and some growing to do. That’s where we’re at. … It’s a little disappointing not to be in the playoffs. But we know what the big picture looks like and where we’re going.”

San Jose showed up in control after racking up two times in the 2nd duration to take a 3-1 lead. Yet Nichushkin racked up early in the duration to make it a one-goal video game and also Landeskog made it 4-3 after Meier racked up for San Jose.

A turn over by Brent Burns established Kadri’s game-tying objective that finished a 19-game stretch without an objective and afterwards Burakovsky won it in overtime.

“It’s tough to see the way that game ended,” Boughner stated. “I thought we should have been celebrating two points tonight.”

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The Avalanche entered the video game with a league-best objective differential in the 2nd duration of plus-33. Yet the Sharks controlled the framework with Hertl racking up off a turn over and also Kane on a breakaway. San Jose outshot Colorado 13-2 in the duration, holding the Avalanche to their least shots in any kind of duration given that they had one in the 2nd duration versus St. Louis on Oct. 21, 2019.

COVID-19 LISTING

Avalanche back-up goalkeeper Devan Dubnyk was included in the COVID-19 listing prior to the video game after examining favorable. Dubnyk will certainly quarantine for 2 weeks at his home in the San Jose location that he still has actually after being traded from the Sharks last month. Jonas Johansson dressed as the back-up goalkeeper. Grubauer returned after missing out on greater than 2 weeks on the COVID-19 listing recently for Colorado.

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The groups end up the period collection on Wednesday in San Jose. Colorado is 6-1 in the period collection consisting of 3 in a stretch of 4 straight versus the Sharks.

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