DENVER– Devon Toews scored at 1: 12 of overtime for the Colorado Avalanche, who rallied for a 5-4 win versus the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ball Arena on Saturday.
Toews beat goalie Jack Campbell five-hole from low in the slot off a pass from Nazem Kadri for the 4th straight objective for Colorado, which routed 4-1 in the 2nd duration.
” They had a couple of bodies who were a little worn out,” Toews stated. “We were attempting to keep ownership with the people we had on the ice. They cheated a bit, and I had the ability to leap down.”
Video: [email protected]: Toews goes five-hole to finish return
Mikko Rantanen had 4 helps, and Gabriel Landeskog and Cale Makar each had an objective and a help for Colorado (21 -8 -2), which set an Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques record with its 11 th straight house win. Pavel Francouz permitted one objective on 19 shots after easing Darcy Kuemper(3 objectives on 8 shots) at 14: 50 of the very first duration.
” We simply required to alter something,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar stated. “I do not put that on Kuemper at all. I ‘d enjoy to see him create among those, however he simply wasn’t discovering it. I was simply attempting to send out a message to our group. It simply reveals what our group can if we work like that at both ends.”
Auston Matthews scored 2 objectives, and Alexander Kerfoot had an objective and 2 helps for Toronto (22 -8 -3), which had actually won 4 directly. Campbell made 44 conserves.
” I take absolutely nothing however positives out of this video game tonight,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe stated. “All things thought about, this group we were playing tonight, they’re rolling. It’s a hard structure to play in. It’s most likely the loudest structure we played in all year. You come out of playing in front of no fans (in Toronto) to something like this, the reaction to begin the video game I believed was exceptional.
” Would we like to get 2 points? Definitely. Should we have had 2 points? Definitely, however that’s an excellent group and to come in here and get a point is big for this group.”
Kerfoot offered the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead at 7: 54 of the very first duration with a one-timer from in between the face-off circles.
Matthews made it 2-0 at 14: 17 on a shot from the slot. He scored 33 seconds later on to make it 3-0 at 14: 50 with a shot from the slot off a pass from behind the web from Kerfoot, triggering Bednar to make the goalie modification.
” It’s something groups typically do to get the group going,” Francouz stated. “We began playing well in the 2nd duration. To me, it was simply a matter of time prior to we began scoring. I was simply attempting to delight in every minute on the ice, particularly in a video game like this when it’s potentially the 2 most skilled groups in the League.”
Video: [email protected]: Matthews ratings 2 objectives in 33 seconds
The Avalanche cut it to 3-1 at 17: 11 of the. Rantanen passed to Nathan MacKinnon, who shot five-hole from the ideal inbounds marker.
MacKinnon has actually scored 24 points (4 objectives, 20 helps) throughout a 13- video game point streak.
Nick Ritchie increased the result in 4-1 with a power-play objective at 5: 39 of the 2nd duration. Ilya Mikheyev passed from the left point to Wayne Simmonds, who moved the puck to Ritchie for a backhand.
Makar made it 4-2 at 16: 46, circling around into the high slot for a shot glove side, and Landeskog sufficed to 4-3 at 10: 06 of the 3rd duration with a backhand off the top of Campbell’s left pad.
” We’re a resistant group therein,” Toews stated. “We were still a little unstable, and [Francouz] made some huge conserves for us and type of offered us a bit of time to get our feet going and discover our work principles.”
The Avalanche connected it 4-4 at 11:42 Rantanen made a no-look pass from behind the internet to J.T. Compher near the left post for a shot off Campbell’s back.
” It is difficult can be found in here after playing in front of no fans,” Kerfoot stated. “The energy was high. The crowd enjoyed it when they began pressing it in the 3rd. It was a great deal of enjoyable to be out there. I believed our start was great. The video game circulation type of kipped down their favor. They provided it to us respectable there in the latter half of the video game.”
Video: [email protected]: Compher nets Rantanen’s beautiful no-look feed
NOTES: Kadri has actually scored 19 points (5 objectives, 14 helps) throughout an individual point streak of 11 video games. … Landeskog has actually scored 21 points (8 objectives, 13 helps) throughout an individual point streak of 14 video games. … Matthews has actually scored 21 points (15 objectives, 6 helps) in his past 13 video games. … Rielly has actually scored 14 points (one objective, 13 helps) in his past 10 video games. … Rantanen has actually scored 21 points (6 objectives, 15 helps) in his past 10 video games. … Maple Leafs forwards Mitchell Marner and Pierre Engvall didn’t play after going into NHL COVID-19 procedure on Friday.