May 22nd, 2024

NHL roundup: Golden Knights rally to roll past Avalanche 4-3 in OT

By The Associated Press on April 14, 2024.

Vegas Golden Knights center Tomas Hertl (48) and Jonathan Marchessault (81) celebrate after Hertl's game-winning goal against the Colorado Avalanche during overtime of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 14, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ian Maule)

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Tomas Hertl scored a power-play goal 1:23 into overtime, and the Vegas Golden Knights rallied from three goals down to defeat the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.

The Knights trailed 3-0 after two periods, but William Karlsson scored twice to reach 30 goals and Ivan Barbashev once to force overtime. Adin Hill made 21 saves, but had to make only two stops in the third period.

Cale Makar had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who also got goals from Ross Colton and Mikko Rantanen. Alexandar Georgiev stopped 26 shots.

Vegas scored two power-play goals for the fourth time in six games.

This nationally televised game also was multiverse broadcast on truTV in which players appeared like characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Superman and Wonder Woman.

The Avalanche scored twice on their first seven shots on goal. Colton snuck in a shot from just above the goal line that trickled past Hill, and Makar scored from the slot. Colorado held the Knights to six shots on goal in the first period.

Elsewhere in the NHL on Sunday:

BLUES 4 KRAKEN 1

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Jordan Kyrou, Brayden Schenn and Nathan Walker scored in the third period, leading St. Louis to a victory over Seattle.

Kasperi Kapanen also scored for St. Louis. Joel Hofer made 19 saves and hiked his record to 15-12-1.

Jared McCann scored a goal for the Kraken and Joey Daccord made 25 saves as his record slipped to 18-18-11.

The Blues, who were eliminated from the post-season on Friday, improved to 43-33-5 with one regular-season game remaining. St. Louis went 7-0-0 in Sunday games this season, the most wins without a loss in Sunday contests.

The Blues are 7-2 against Seattle since the expansion team joined the league in 2021-22.

HURRICANES 4 BLACKHAWKS 2

CHICAGO (AP) – Seth Jarvis scored two power-play goals in the third period, and Carolina beat Chicago for their fifth consecutive victory.

Jordan Staal also scored for Carolina (52-22-7), which stayed alive in the race for the Metropolitan Division title. Sebastian Aho added an empty-netter, and Andrei Svechnikov had two assists.

The Hurricanes moved within one point of the idle New York Rangers for the top spot in the division. Each team has one game left on its schedule.

Pyotr Kochetkov made 14 saves as Carolina improved to 19-2-3 in its last 24 road games.

Frank Nazar scored in his NHL debut for Chicago, which dropped its fourth consecutive game. Andreas Athanasiou also scored.

FLAMES 6 COYOTES 5

CALGARY, Alta. (AP) – Nazem Kadri scored twice in the third period, and also had an assist, as Calgary rallied to beat Arizona.

Andrei Kuzmenko, Matt Coronato, Connor Zary and Yegor Sharangovich also scored for Calgary, which has won three of its last four games. Dustin Wolf finished with 30 saves to win his third straight start.

Dylan Guenther had two goals, and Alex Kerfoot, Matias Maccelli and Josh Doan also scored for Arizona, which was swept in the three-game season series with the Flames. Clayton Keller had two assists.

Connor Ingram stopped 25 saves before being replace by Karel Vejmelka with 2:40 left in the third period after taking an errant stick from Coronato in the mask. Vejmelka did not face any shots.

With the Flames trailing 5-4 after two periods, Kadri tied it at 1:14 of the third as he chased down a puck near the corner and sent a sharp-angle shot in between Ingram and the post.

Kadri then gave Calgary its first lead of the night when he deflected MacKenzie Weegar’s point shot on the power play at 5:43 for his 29th goal of the season. It also gave Kadri a team-leading 74 points.

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