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Colorado 4, Boston 3
When: 10:00 PM ET, Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Where: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
Referees: Steve Kozari, Conor O'Donnell
Linesmen: Brandon Gawryletz, Bryan Pancich
Attendance: 18041

Cale Makar scored on a power play at 3:01 of overtime as the Colorado Avalanche erased a two-goal deficit in a 4-3 win over the visiting Boston Bruins on Wednesday to run their franchise-record home winning streak to 17 games.

Makar's wrist shot from the top of the left circle beat Bruins goalie Linus Ullmark high glove-side near the end of a man-advantage after Mike Reilly's tripping penalty. Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog scored with 36.5 seconds left in regulation to force OT.

Kurtis MacDermid and Samuel Girard also scored for the Avalanche. Darcy Kuemper made 29 saves for Colorado, which also extended its league-best winning streak to eight games.

Brad Marchand scored his team-leading 21st goal and both Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk scored for the Bruins. Ullmark stopped 37 of 41 shots for Boston.

MacDermid opened the scoring at 11:25 of the first period, ripping a wrist shot from the high slot past Ullmark and off the left post and in to put Colorado ahead 1-0.

Early in the period, Avalanche alternate captain Nathan MacKinnon was hit in the face by his own stick after taking a mid-ice hit from Boston's Taylor Hall. MacKinnon dropped to the ice and was shown with blood gushing from his face.

MacKinnon was helped off the ice and would not return. Hall was initially assessed a five-minute major, but an official review overturned the penalty to a two-minute minor for interference.

DeBrusk tied it for Boston at 7:10 of the second, keeping the puck himself on a two-on-one rush and beating Kuemper to his stick side on a wrister from the right circle.

Coyle's go-ahead goal to make it 2-1 came on a five-on-three power play off a rebound of Charlie McAvoy's one-timer from the high slot at 12:16 of the middle period. Marchand made it a two-goal game with his tight-angle wrister from the left circle just 1:15 later.

Girard pulled the Avalanche within 3-2 at 11:46 of the third when his flipped puck from the top of the left circle bounced untouched into the net. Landeskog tied it at 3-3 on a one-timer from the low right circle late in the third.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Boston   Colorado
Charlie McAvoy 2 Points Nazem Kadri 3
Charlie Coyle 1 Goals Gabriel Landeskog 1
Charlie McAvoy 2 Assists Nazem Kadri 3
Charlie Coyle 1 Power Play Goals Cale Makar 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Linus Ullmark .902 Save Percentage Darcy Kuemper .906
Linus Ullmark 37 Saves Darcy Kuemper 29
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 32 3 1-4 3-4 12 42
Colorado 41 4 1-4 3-4 12 30
Upcoming Games
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .733 after a win and .727 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Bruins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .750 after a loss.