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Old 03-06-2019, 03:47 AM   #1
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MacKinnon's OT goal gives Avalanche 4-3 win over Red Wings

Nathan MacKinnon wiped away a season's worth of overtime frustration with a goal that was critical to Colorado's playoff push.

MacKinnon scored 2:29 into OT and also had an assist to help the Avalanche rally past the skidding Detroit Red Wings championship rings 4-3 on Tuesday night.

His 34th goal of the season gave cheap Colorado Avalanche championship rings two valuable points in the Western Conference wild-card chase. The Avalanche kept pace with Dallas and gained a point on Minnesota, which lost in a shootout at Nashville.

Colorado trails Dallas by three points and Minnesota by two. The Avalanche and Wild each have 15 games left, while the Stars have 16 remaining.

"There's 15 games left so all these points mean a lot," Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie said.

The Avalanche came back twice in the final 10 minutes of regulation to send the game to an extra period, where they have struggled. They entered 1-11 in overtime and 1-1 in shootouts but have now won two straight beyond regulation.

Mikko Rantanen had a goal and two assists for custom Colorado Avalanche championship rings, and Barrie tied it late in the third period. He also had an assist.

MacKinnon got the winner when he skated into the Detroit zone, got a pass from Rantanen and beat goalie Jonathan Bernier with a wrister from the slot.

"I just shot it. I wasn't aiming for the post or anything, just find the right side," MacKinnon said. "I think it kind of went by his ear so it was an awkward spot to put his hand. It was exciting. It's exciting to finally win one in OT."

The Detroit Red Wings championship rings for sale have lost eight straight, three in overtime, but appeared poised to win when Filip Zadina put them ahead with his first NHL goal at 17:43 of the third after Colorado was given a minor penalty for too many men on the ice.

Zadina, drafted sixth overall last year, was playing in his fourth game since being recalled from Grand Rapids of the AHL.

Barrie spoiled Zadina's storybook ending when he scored on a drive from the point 42 seconds later with goalie Semyon Varlamov off for an extra skater championship rings.

Niklas Kronwall and Danny DeKeyser also scored for Detroit, and Bernier made 30 saves stanley cup championship rings.

Detroit went up 2-1 early in the third when DeKeyser scored his fourth of the season at 2:22. It stayed that way until Rantanen's goal on Colorado's third power play tied it at 8:30. It was his 29th of the season.

The Red Wings were outshot 5-0 for the first 6:28 but got the first goal of the night when Kronwall's shot from the point hit off Colorado center Sheldon Dries and went through Varlamov's legs at 16:47 of the first period.

J.T. Compher got the Avalanche even when his shot from the slot beat Bernier high at 1:44 of the second. The goal came 26 seconds after Detroit killed off a minor penalty.

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