In a game with incredible goals, defenseman goaltending, and underdogs saving the day, the Colorado Avalanche had some of their secondary goalscorers save the day. The Blues looked like they had hope all through the first two periods. By the time the third period rolled around, the Avalanche were down 2-1. They had a great performance from Darcy Kemper but Josh Manson stepped up to help him out at the end of the second to keep things status queue.
The third was the Avalanche’s time to shine. Ten minutes into the final frame, JT Compher, who scored the Avs’ first goal, came back and did it again on the power play to get things tied.
That wasn’t all though. The Blues worked to keep their season alive but in the last seconds of the period, Darren Helm saved us so much time by scoring in the last 6 seconds of the game to give the Avs a 3-2 lead.
The Blues couldn’t bounce back. Now, for the first time in 20 years, the Avalanche will be returning to the Western Conference Finals. They’ll be facing off against the Edmonton Oilers in a seven-game series to the Stanley Cup Final. I couldn’t be happier for the Avs, they have been waiting for this moment for so long. They’re going to be facing a tough challenge in Alberta. The Avalanche went 2-1-0 against the Oilers this season. They were matched up pretty well in goals so I think we’re going to get a high-scoring series on our hands. I will be tremendously sad to see Tyson Barrie play against his old teammates on the Avalanche, he was my favorite Av forever. Regardless, this series is going to be a fun one to watch.
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