Tyler Bozak makes a stunning comeback as St. Louis Blues force Game 6 with an overtime goal

Tyler BozakAt 3:38 in overtime, he scored the goal that gave rise to the St. Louis Blues A 5-4 victory in Game 5 on Wednesday night saw them avoid elimination and force a Game 6 in this second round series in St. Louis.

The Blues trail now, 3-2. They rallied twice against the Avalanche to win, which was 56 seconds away from their first Western Conference Final appearance since 2002, when St. Louis forward. Robert Thomas Scored to force overtime

Bozak scored his second playoff goal on a long slapshot, which beat the goaltender Darcy Kuemper. The veteran center only had 7:16 minutes of ice time during the game.

Despite a night of four points from star center, the Avalanche lost. Nathan MacKinnon This included his second career playoff win.

Five goals were scored by the team in its opening-round sweep. Nashville PredatorsMacKinnon hadn't scored a goal against Blues yet. MacKinnon corrected this by scoring his first goal in the series at 3:51. He took a pass from Artturi Lehkonen Snapping a shot in the slot, past Blues goalie Ville Husso (30 saves), playing his 3rd game in the place of an injured starter Jordan Binnington.

At 18:23 in the first period, he added a power-play goal on a tight shot on Husso. The Avalanche increased their lead to 3-0. Gabriel Landeskog A shot was taken by the defenseman and he tipped it home. Devon Toews.

Forward finally gave the Blues some life. Vladimir TarasenkoOn a shot from the left circle, to reduce the deficit at 3-1 at 14.42 of the second half. They continued to chip away at 9:57 of third period. Robert Thomas finally scored in his 11th game of playoffs. It was a neat setup from linemate. Pavel Buchnevich.

Blues defenseman Justin Faulk At 15:14 of third period, the game was tied. Kuemper jammed the puck past Kuemper in a scramble to the front.

MacKinnon broke the tie at 17:14 in the third. He completed his hat-trick with one of Stanley Cup Playoffs' best goals, speeding through the three zones and beating the defenseman Nick Leddy Husso will not allow you to pass the puck.

After center, it was the second consecutive game in which the Avalanche had a player score a hat trick. Nazem Kadri Their Game 4 win saw them score three goals. Kadri played his first game in Denver since the collision with Binnington. Binnington sustained a series-ending injury. Kadri (who is Muslim and of Lebanese origin) was subject to racist comments and threats. Additional police were required at Colorado's Enterprise Center in St. Louis as Game 4.

On Wednesday, Denver fans carried signs reading “Stand With Naz”, and plastered glass with homemade signs supporting Kadri.

The arena was buzzing with excitement after the MacKinnon goal. But the Blues came back as Tarasenko shot bounced off Kuemper. Thomas scored his second goal of overtime.

Bozak won overtime to force Game 6, leaving the home team in shock.

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