Avalanche take down Blues in Recreation 3, reclaim lead in Western Convention semifinal sequence

Ville Husso stopped 19 of 23 pictures in reduction of Binnington to fall to 1-3 within the playoffs.

Recreation 4 is Monday evening in St. Louis.

Parayko scored his second purpose of the postseason on a slap shot from the purpose 3: 55 into the sport to place St. Louis forward 1-0.

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O’Connor obtained his first at 11: 54 to tie it, and Kadri adopted along with his second of the postseason when he deflected Cale Makar’s slap shot previous Husso proper after Pavel Buchnevich completed serving an interference penalty.

Lehkonen scored his third of the playoffs to place Colorado up 3-1 with 2: 45 remaining within the second interval. Nathan MacKinnon assisted on the purpose to present him factors in seven straight postseason video games.

O’Reilly tapped in a rebound from Nick Leddy for his seventh purpose of the postseason to tug St. Louis inside one with 29 seconds remaining within the center interval.

Landeskog iced the sport when he scored his fifth of the postseason with 2: 08 remaining after Husso had began to skate off the ice for an additional attacker.

Lehkonen scored his second of the evening with Husso pulled to place Colorado up 5-2 within the remaining minute.

Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard needed to be helped off the ice after his head crashed into the boards on a verify from Ivan Barbashev 1: 40 into the primary interval. Girard was dominated out with an higher physique damage and was transported to a St. Louis space hospital for additional analysis.

Penguins re-sign ahead Bryan Rust

Bryan Rust is staying in Pittsburgh.

The veteran ahead, who was scheduled to turn out to be a free agent this summer season, agreed to a six-year contract with the Penguins that may preserve him with the membership via 2028.

The deal, introduced Saturday, carries a median annual worth of $5.125 million.

Rust, 30, scored 24 targets to go along with a career-best 34 assists this season. Rust stated earlier this week he would favor to stay in Pittsburgh however added “I’ve performed at a better degree than what my contract has stated the previous couple of years.”

Rust was ending up a contract that paid him $3.5 million a season. Now he’ll get a increase and keep in a spot the place he is been a fixture for the higher a part of a decade.

A 3rd-round choose within the 2010 draft, Rust made his NHL debut on Dec. 13, 2014. Since his arrival, solely Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel have scored extra for the Penguins than the 124 targets he’s piled up in 424 video games.

Rust additionally served as a significant a part of Pittsburgh’s run to consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. Rust has 21 targets in 79 profession playoff video games and he’s certainly one of 4 gamers in NHL historical past to have every of their first three game-winning targets within the playoffs clinch sequence.

“Bryan exemplifies what it means to be a Pittsburgh Penguin,” Pittsburgh basic supervisor Ron Hextall stated in a press release. ”His management qualities and expertise as a two-time Stanley Cup champion is a crucial piece of our crew.”

Rust’s signing is the primary domino to fall on what could possibly be a really busy summer season for the Penguins. Pittsburgh reached the playoffs for the sixteenth straight season — the longest energetic streak in main North American sports activities — however fell in seven video games to the New York Rangers within the first spherical.

Malkin and Kris Letang are amongst a number of high-profile gamers who’re scheduled to hit the open market this summer season. Like Rust, they’ve expressed a need to remain in Pittsburgh however not like Rust, they’re within the latter parts of their profession. Malkin turns 36 in July whereas Letang turned 35 in April.

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