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The St. Louis Blues lived to fight another day in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs following an impressive comeback win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 on Wednesday night. The Blues rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game and then came back from a late 4-3 deficit to force overtime.
Robert Thomas, who went into the contest with three assists in 10 games this postseason, got his first points of the second round with a pair of goals in the third period. He tied the game with 56 seconds remaining in regulation.
Tyler Bozak was the overtime hero just 3:38 into the extra period to help the Blues complete the comeback. His second goal of the postseason means Game 6 will be played back in St. Louis on Friday night.
ST. LOUIS 5 COLORADO 4 (OT) – Avalanche lead series 3-2
Tyler Bozak capped off St. Louis’ comeback with the overtime winner just 3:38 into the extra period.
Nathan MacKinnon was the offensive star of the night with three goals and one assist. He completed his hat trick in remarkable fashion at the 17:14 mark of the third period when he went end-to-end on the rush.
Robert Thomas’ second goal of the third frame tied the game with 56 seconds remaining to force overtime.
Gabriel Landeskog had other goal for the Avalanche.
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Nick Leddy collected four helpers for the Blues.
Niko Mikkola, Schenn and Toews posted six hits each.
Ville Husso stopped 30 shots in the victory. He ended his four-game losing skid
Darcy Kuemper made 25 saves in the loss.