Blues vs Avalanche Game 5 score: Tyler Bozak fends off elimination with overtime goal

Louis Blues rallied from a three-point deficit to secure an important victory in overtime over Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of their second round match on Wednesday night, keeping the Stanely Cup hopes alive for at minimum one additional game.

Tyler Bozak, center of Toronto Maple Leafs who has played a key role in helping the Blues to win their very first Cup in the year 2019 fended off the elimination of St. Louis with a strike in the blue line around 3:38 into overtime to win 5-4.

The Louis Blues celebrated their victory in overtime in their Stanley Cup playoff match against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena in Denver on the 25th of May 2022.
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“It’s an incredible hockey game,” Bozak declared. “I’m sure everyone who saw it thought the same.”

Bozak has described his team as an “resilient group of men” A trait evident on Wednesday night.

After being 3-0 down in two periods, Vladimir Tarasenko put St. Louis on the front scoring board with his goal for his first in the postseason. The Blues could get through it in the third period, but Robert Thomas would force overtime through a decisive goal with only 56 seconds left to set the clock.

St. Louis Blues center Tyler Bozak, left, celebrates his overtime goal that secured the victory with the Colorado Avalanche in Denver on May 25, 2022.
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“You’re not at a loss, you can also throw it all out,” Thomas stated. “That’s our mentality.”

Toy grimy look to St the first time after Nathan MacKinnon scored goals in the first quarter of the game, unanswered and early for Avs in the opening period. Even though he scored his 2nd goal during the playoffs, MacKinnon said it didn’t matter “Looking to get to win”.

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon scored the goal of the third quarter by slipping his St. Louis goalkeeper. Louis Blues Ville Husso for his third goal in Denver on the 25th of May 2022.
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“We get on our heels a little,” the man stated. “We would have liked it to be bad, but I don’t know. … finish third place, play in the finals of the conference, or whatever. It’s a time. We must maintain our momentum and be aggressive. This is what we’re going accomplish.”

The series returns towards St. Louis for Game 6 on Friday night, where the Blues are hoping to exhibit the same kind of resiliency..

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