Avalanche falls short against Penguins, drops first game of season in overtime
PITTSBURGH - Brandon Tanev scored a shorthanded purpose in extra time to defeat the Avalanche Three-2 and forestall Colorado from tying club-record 6-Zero begin to the season.
MacKinnon tied it 2-2 simply 2:56 into the third interval. Pittsburgh defenseman Justin Schultz misplaced the puck on the offensive blue and Mikko Rantanen took it the opposite manner, enjoying give-and-go with MacKinnon earlier than MacKinnon roofed it over the shoulder of goalie Matt Murray.
The Pens took a 2-1 lead into the third after breaking the 1-1 tie with four:30 remaining within the second interval. By roofing the puck previous Grubauer from the doorstep, Jake Guentzel prolonged his workforce lead in targets together with his fifth. Crosby set the play up, dishing to Guentzel after taking the puck into the offensive zone.
The Avs scored Three:16 into the sport for a 1-Zero lead. Matt Calvert drove down between the circle and obtained a centering cross from linemate Matt Nieto close to the left wall. Calvert beat Pens goalie Matt Murray with a snap shot glove-side. However Crosby tied it late within the second interval on a gorgeous particular person effort, beating defensemen Erik Johnson and Sam Girard earlier than back-handing the puck previous Grubauer from in entrance of the fitting publish.
Footnotes. The Avalanche's three Russians served because the workforce's wholesome scratches. Ahead Valeri Nichushkin and defenseman Nikita Zadorov, who each performed within the first 5 video games, watched the sport in fits with countryman Vladislav Kamenev, the younger creating ahead who has but to play this season. J.T. Compher changed Nichushkin and Mark Barberio was in for Zadorov. Compher, who started the season because the third-line heart, has missed the previous three video games with a lower-body damage. Zadorov is a high-priced scratch with a $Three.2 million wage. "I just watch all our D play and I think there's some areas he can improve on," Bednar stated of Zadorov. "So we got to make a decision if I want to get Barberio back in and he happens to be the guy tonight." The beat-up Penguins performed with out forwards Evgeni Malkin, Alex Galchenyuk, Nick Bjugstad, Bryan Rust and Jared McCann due to accidents.
The Penguins defeated the Colorado Avalanche, 3-2, in overtime at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday. It was Colorado's first loss of the season. The Avalanche struck first 3 minutes, 16 seconds into the first period. Colorado
Jared McCann will be a game-time decision for the Penguins' 7:08 p.m. game against the Avalanche at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday, Mike Sullivan announced. McCann did not participate in Tuesday's practice, and Sullivan said
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