We’ve been waiting for the Colorado Avalanche for years. This time is the occasion.
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Artturi Lehkonen – Him again! – Scored in overtime The Avalanche beat the Oilers 6-5 on Monday in Edmonton to sweep the Oilers in four games and earn a ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Thus, Laconan sends his team to the final for the second year in a row. Last year, he also scored in overtime to allow the Canadian to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights. According to TSN, Lehkonen is the second player in NHL history to score two goals in overtime to help his team reach the Finals. For the uneducated, the first was of course Gordy Drilon, in 1938 and 1939, with the Maple Leafs.
Nathan McKinnon’s gang came from behind with two goals in the third and even led 5-4 late in the game, but Zach Cassian forced overtime by scoring three minutes before the end of the game. Then Lehkonen ended the debate after just 1:19 of overtime.
In the final, Avalanche will face the Eastern Final winner, who competes with the New York Rangers for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Rangers lead this series 2-1.
Avalanche will participate in the final for the first time since 2001. That year, Joe Sakic led the team with a total of 26 points in the playoffs. Sakic had his say again on this return to the Final, and this time as General Manager he assembled this team…
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