Denis Malgin’s Colorado will qualify for the decisive match
Led 3-2 by Seattle in their series of the first round of the NHL play-offs, the Solothurn striker and his teammates won Act VI away (1-4). Everything will be decided in game VII, at home.
Posted29 avril 2023, 08:21
Denis Malgin was only allowed 4’50” of ice during Act VI, his lowest playing time in the series.
Never underestimate the heart of a champion. Back to the wall after their home loss to Seattle on Wednesday night (2-3), the Colorado Avalanche had no room for error. Led 3-2 in his series of the first round of the NHL play-offs, the defending champion was on the verge of elimination. He brilliantly reversed the momentum in his favor by winning away on the night from Friday to Saturday (1-4).
The Avalanche didn’t flinch after Vince Dunn’s opener in favor of the Kraken, tying through Mikko Rantanen before taking the lead in the second period through Erik Johnson. Artturi Lehkonen went there with his double to close the victory for his family.
Denis Malgin contributed little to this collective celebration. The Solothurn center was only allowed 4’50” of ice, his lowest playing time in the series, for an attempted shot.
Everything will be played in Colorado, on the night of Sunday to Monday (3:30 am Swiss time). The Avalanche start with an advantage but given that four of the six games in this series have been won by the visiting team, caution is in order.
Boston spoils again
Boston and Florida will also go through a decisive game. The Bruins, who led 3-1 in the series, conceded a second straight loss against the Panthers (7-5). Boston, the best record in the league in the regular season (65 wins, 12 losses), will play its qualification in its TD Garden.
On the other hand, two series ended in the night from Friday to Saturday. The Carolina Hurricanes won against the New York Islanders thanks to a goal from Paul Stastny in overtime (1-2) and validated their ticket for the semi-finals of the Eastern Conference. Like Dallas in the West. The Stars finished the job in Minnesota against the Wild (1-4).
New York Islanders – Carolina Hurricanes 1-2 ap (Carolina qualified for the Eastern Conference Semifinals)
Florida Panthers – Boston Bruins 7-5 (3-3 in the series)
Minnesota Wild – Dallas Stars 1-4 (Dallas advances to Western Conference Semifinals)
Seattle Kraken – Colorado Avalanche 1-4 (3-3 in the series)