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Lightning top Avs in OT for franchise-best 11th straight win

Lightning top Avs in OT for franchise-best 11th straight win”

Colorado Avalanche star forward Mikko Rantanen suffered an upper-body injury in a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night and will be out of the lineup for weeks, the Avalanche confirmed postgame. The Lightning won 4-3 in overtime. Cameron Gaunce and Alex Killorn scored 16 seconds apart during the Bolts' three-goal second period before Colorado came back to force overtime.

Rantanen was tripped up and went crashing into the boards behind the Tampa Bay net in the second period.

Another scuffle broke out after Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon leveled Ondrej Palat cleanly in front of Tampa Bay's bench. Rantanen immediately left the ice and headed inside before the Bolts killed the power play. Gaunce scored his to start with intention since March 24, 2017, just 16 seconds afterwards with a shot from the stage that conquer Francouz on the quick facet. Equalized Valeri Nichushkin, for whom this goal became the twelfth in the season.

The Avalanche are also now without forwards Nazem Kadri, Colin Wilson and Mikko Rantanen due to injuries, but there is no rush from the GM to get any other deals done.

"Other guys have to step up", Bednar said. We have to carve out wins like we did earlier in the year.

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Whether Sakic makes a big splash in the goaltending market, or picks up a depth goalie via waivers, the Avalanche will surely miss Grubauer's stability as the regular season wraps up. Tampa Bay is just the second National Hockey League franchise to record a pair of double-digit winning streaks a single season, joining the Boston Bruins, who did it in 1929-30 and 1970-71. "This 11-game run has been a lot of fun. It's distinctive, it would seem like we're likely about our small business and it is not actually so much about the streak".

Golden Knights 3, Capitals 2: In Las Vegas, Max Pacioretty scored his team-high 27th goal and Vegas beat Washington.

Kucherov's match-winner 3: 03 into additional time despatched the Lightning to a franchise-record 11th straight acquire and out of the blue slumping Colorado to its 3rd straight loss.

Anthony Beauvillier scored in the third period to snap the Islanders' scoreless streak at 166 minutes and 46 seconds, but NY could not get the equalizer as it lost its third straight.



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