NHL roundup: Avs seal playoff bid with OT win

NHL roundup: Avs seal playoff bid with OT win

While the Colorado Avalanche defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday, Nathan MacKinnon scored two goals in the contest. The Avalanche earned a berth in the playoffs with their victory. For Colorado, Mikko Rantanen and Devon Toews each had two assists in addition to Jack Johnson and Evan Rodrigues scoring. With 28 saves for the Avalanche, Alexandar Georgiev.

The Sharks’ three-game winning run came to an end despite Kevin Labanc’s two goals and Jacob Peterson’s additional goal. The Sharks’ 38 saves were made by Kaapo Kahkonen.

Zach-Aston Reese scored two goals as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2, according to the results of the previous game. The Maple Leafs also received goals from Auston Matthews and Alexander Kerfoot, but the Blue Jackets had goals from Jack Roslovic and Eric Robinson. After this victory, Toronto moved up a full six points in the Atlantic Division standings over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Matthew Tkachuk’s goal 59 seconds into the third period gave the Florida Panthers the lead, and they went on to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. Florida climbed into an Eastern Conference wild-card berth thanks to Alex Lyon’s 39 saves for the Panthers, who also had goals from Aaron Ekblad and two assists from Brandon Montour. The Sabres’ five-game winning run (4-1-0) came to an end with a goal by Dylan Cozens.

Pittsburgh Penguins’ chances of making the wild-card round were dashed as the New Jersey Devils defeated them 5-1 with ease. The first player from the Devils to accomplish it since 1999, Dawson Mercer, earned his first hat trick. When Bryan Rust scored for the Penguins, the Devils also had goals from Dougie Hamilton and Timo Meier.

Ville Husso made 24 saves while David Perron scored two goals and added an assist as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-0. A goal and two helpers from Leon Draisaitl helped the Edmonton Oilers defeat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1. Andreas Athanasiou scored twice as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Calgary Flames 4-3 to end an eight-game losing run. With Tommy Novak contributing two goals and an assist, the Nashville Predators defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in the end thanks to a power play goal by Cody Glass in overtime.

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