During the hockey game, Colorado defenseman Jack Johnson found himself with an open net on a wraparound, but Sam Carrick made a remarkable save with his stick blade at 2:39 of the second period, denying Johnson a goal.
Only 19 seconds later, Carlsson managed to score from the slot, receiving a backhand feed from Killorn, cutting the lead to 3-2 at 2:58 of the second period.
At 10:22 of the second period, Killorn tied the game 3-3 with a powerful wrist shot from the right circle, scoring his 200th NHL goal and bringing the game to an even footing.
“We made some self-inflicted mistakes in the second,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar commented. “But in the third, our performance was really strong. We had multiple opportunities, including two breakaways and some impressive tip plays in the net front, but unfortunately, we couldn’t secure the go-ahead goal.”
Colorado’s talented defenseman Cale Makar, currently tied for fourth in the NHL with 34 points, was absent for the end of regulation and overtime due to an undisclosed injury, leaving fans and teammates concerned about his status. No further update was provided after the game by Bednar.
As if the game wasn’t intense enough, Ducks forward Mason McTavish had to leave the game late in the first period after sustaining an upper-body injury from a hit by Manson. McTavish, who is second on the Ducks in both goals (10) and points (21), will surely be missed. Coach Cronin did not provide an update on McTavish’s condition.
Additional Observations: Killorn, who has scored two goals in 14 games this season, previously netted 198 goals in 815 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Additionally, this marks the third two-goal game of Byram’s NHL career. Furthermore, Colorado’s defensemen have been quite impressive, having scored 19 goals this season, only one behind Montreal for the most in the league. Notably, Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin’s nine-game point streak came to an end, despite his impressive eight goals and five assists during that stretch. Finally, the Ducks’ recent performance has shown a concerning trend, having allowed a goal on the opponent’s first shot in their last two games, along with a combined seven goals in the last two first periods.
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