A boring first half of this Saturday contest between the Colorado avalanche and Dallas Stars completely flipped on its head in the second half, when five goals and three lead changes occurred within less than a single period.
Those three goals and two lead changes came in the final five minutes alone – but once the snow flurries settled, the Avalanche found themselves the 3-2 winners over their Central Division rivals.
Mikko Rantanen was the hero for the Avalanche yet again, Wholesale nhl jerseys
assisting on the first goal and scoring the game-winning tally for the Avalanche with only 1:56 left to go in regulation. With those two points, he extended his NHL lead in points over his teammate Nathan MacKinnon with his 37th and 38th points in only 23 games. The goal also put Rantanen square with Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point for fourth in the league’s Rocket Richard race.
Semyon Varlamov was also huge for his team in the starters net. The Avalanche may have outshot their opponents 36-28 in the game, but Varly had to stop 27 tough shots for the win. He kept his team ahead or close enough to strike back many many times, especially in the third period when the Stars really turned up the heat with their deadly first line.