(Anaheim) Nathan MacKinnon scored his second power-play goal of the game with 44.3 seconds left in overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche won 5-4 against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.
Mikko Rantanen had two goals and two assists, and J.T. Compher also shook the net once to help the Avalanche take a two-point lead over the Dallas Stars.
The Stars hold the potential tiebreaker with more wins in regulation, which made MacKinno’s overtime goal all the more important.
Pavel Francouz made 19 saves in his first start in almost two months. He hadn’t played since Feb. 7 due to a lower-body injury.
Frank Vatrano scored twice, Adam Henrique and Brett Leason also scored. Lukas Dostal allowed five goals on 46 shots.
The Avalanche squandered a two-goal lead in the second period before recovering from a two-goal deficit in the third period.
Rantanen hit 100 points this season when he made it 4-3 on the power play midway through the period, and MacKinnon’s shot tied the two teams 4-4 with 4:32 left in the game. regulation time.