Avalanche beat Sharks in OT thriller, set up Game 7
Pent-up anger might have steered the Avalanche in a healthy direction Monday night.
Avs second-year forward J.T. Compher violently slashed a metal trash can after Colorado’s Game 5 loss at the SAP Center on Saturday, pushing Colorado to the brink of elimination. And Avs left wing and team captain Gabe Landeskog had just one goal in the series, back in Game 2.
On Monday in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal series, Compher was the player of the game and Landeskog the ultimate hero in the Avs’ 4-3 overtime victory that tied the series 3-3 and forced a deciding Game 7 on Wednesday night (7 p.m. MT, NBCSN) in San Jose, Calif.
“It was a huge effort by our team tonight,” Compher said.
Compher had two goals and an assist in regulation before Landeskogscored 2:32 into OT. Landeskog was minus-3 along with linemates Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen before scoring the winner by slapping at a loose puck in front of the goal-mouth.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Read more via The Denver Post.