Avalanche Bury Coyotes to Advance

Arizona Coyotes v. Colorado Avalanche
COL Leads 3-1
Game 5

Game Recap

In our first Western Conference elimination game of the First Round, the Avalanche look to move past the Coyotes. In the first period Nazem Kadri would strike on the powerplay in the first five minutes of the game to give the Avalanche the 1-0 lead. Then on another powerplay Samuel Girard would score and near the end of the end of the first Kadri would net his second of the game to take the 3-0 lead. In the second period Nathan MacKinnon would score two goals in 58 seconds to grow the Avalanche’s lead to five. The bleeding wouldn’t stop there for the Coyotes as late in the second Nikita Zadorov would score to grow Colorado’s lead to six. In the third period Clayton Keller would strike for the Coyotes, but JT Compher would strike for the Avalanche to take the 7-1 victory and knock out the Coyotes 4-1 to advance to the Second Round.


Box Score

First Period:

ARI Penalty – 3:32 – Jakob Chychrun 2 minutes for Delay of Game

COL PPG – 4:39 – Nazem Kadri (5) from Gabriel Landeskog (7) and Nathan MacKinnon (8)

ARI Penalty – 6:37 – Michael Grabner 2 minutes for Hooking

COL PPG – 8:29 – Samuel Girard (1) from Andre Burakovsky (4) from JT Compher (3)

ARI Penalty – 14:11 – Bench (Christian Fischer) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

COL Goal – 18:32 – Nazem Kadri (6) from Andre Burakovsky (5) and Joonas Donskoi (3)


Second Period:

COL Goal – 9:51 – Nathan MacKinnon (3) from Mikko Rantanen (6)

ARI Penalty – 10:15 – Jakob Chychrun 2 minutes for Hooking

COL PPG – 10:49 – Nathan MacKinnon (4) from Mikko Rantanen (7) and Cale Makar (5)

COL Goal – 18:16 – Nikita Zadorov (1) from Nathan MacKinnon (9) and Gabriel Landeskog (8)


Third Period:

COL Penalty – 3:01 – Tyson Jost 2 minutes for Holding

ARI Goal – 6:51 – Clayton Keller (4) from Jason Demers (4) and Derek Stepan (4)

COL Penalty – 12:28 – Andre Burakovsky 2 minutes for Holding

COL Goal – 15:19 – JT Compher (3) from Matt Nieto (1)

ARI – 1COL – 7

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