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Bozak caps rally with OT goal, Blues beat Avs 5-4 in Game 5

APTOPIX Blues Avalanche Hockey
Posted at 10:11 PM, May 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-26 00:33:25-04

DENVER (AP) — Tyler Bozak scored 3:38 into overtime and the St. Louis Blues fended off elimination in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals. overcoming a three-goal deficit in a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

Bozak, a former University of Denver hockey star, unleashed a shot from near the blueline that got past Darcy Kuemper.

It capped a remarkable comeback for St. Louis, which now trails 3-2 in the best-of-seven second-round series.

Robert Thomas had two goals, including the tying tally with 56 seconds left in regulation, for a resilient Blues team. Vladimir Tarasenko and Justin Faulk also scored.

The comeback offset a hat trick from Nathan MacKinnon.

Game 6 is Friday night in St. Louis.