Better late than never for the Nashville Predators, who scored two goals in the final minute of the game to secure a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night at Bridgestone Arena, benefiting from help from Cale Makar.
The Avs defenseman had a good game with three assists, only he gave the wrong team a fourth.
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By attempting to send the puck against the boards during a defensive retreat, Makar instead let the puck bounce right in front of goaltender Alexandar Georgiev. When he tried to pick up the black object, he actually fell backwards.
Meanwhile, the “Preds” had time to shoot twice, and Yakov Trenin shook the ropes. There were only 21 seconds left in the game and the Avalanche had to admit defeat.
Seventeen seconds earlier, Filip Forsberg tied the game with impressive reflexes. The Swede hit the puck on the fly and passed it over Georgiev’s shoulder while the Predators attacked with six skaters.
It was Forsberg’s second goal of the game. Quebec guard Jérémy Lauzon scored his first goal of the year in the win.