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The Colorado Avalanche are heading again to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2001.
Colorado’s Artturi Lehkonen received the game-winning objective previous Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith in extra time to offer the Avalanche the 6-5 victory and the sequence sweep.
Lehkonen’s objective was reviewed for potential excessive sticking for a second however the officers agreed it was a clear objective. It was Lehkonen’s sixth objective of the postseason and put the cap on an unbelievable comeback by Colorado.
The Avalanche got here again from a two-goal deficit within the third interval.
Colorado scored 31 seconds into the ultimate interval of regulation with a Devon Toews objective to chop the deficit to 1. It was Toews’ fifth objective of the playoffs and got here on assists from Gabriel Landeskog and Cale Makar. However about three 1/2 minutes later, Edmonton scored once more with Zach Hyman’s second of the sport to return up two objectives, Four-2.
The Avalanche would strike again large.
Landeskog’s eighth objective of the postseason lower the deficit again to 1 and about Four 1/2 minutes later, Nathan MacKinnon tied the sport at 4 objectives apiece. The Avalanche thought they’d the game-winner with Mikko Rantanen’s go-ahead objective on the 14:47 mark.
Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz couldn’t preserve the one-goal lead.
Zack Kassian tied the sport with a objective in entrance of the web and helped Edmonton force overtime.
Makar put Colorado on the board first three:46 within the first interval. Edmonton responded with three straight objectives from Hyman, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid.
Francouz recorded 30 saves within the win over Edmonton. Smith had 35 saves.
Colorado now awaits the winner of the Jap Convention Last between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers.
The final time the Avalanche had been within the Last they gained. Colorado defeated the New Jersey Devils in seven video games to win their second Cup.