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Avalanche Win Sport 5 vs. Stars to Lengthen Collection as Cale Makar Electrifies NHL Followers

Adam Wells May 16, 2024 Sam Hodde/Getty Images The Colorado Avalanche were able to keep their season alive with a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night. After both teams traded one goal each in the first and second periods, the Avs broke the game

Avalanche Win Sport 5 vs. Stars to Lengthen Collection as Cale Makar Electrifies NHL Followers

Adam WellsMight 16, 2024

DALLAS, TEXAS - MAY 15: Cale Makar #8 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates a goal against the Dallas Stars with teammates on the bench during the third period in Game Five of the Second Round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on May 15, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)

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The Colorado Avalanche had been capable of preserve their season alive with a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars in Sport 5 of the Western Convention semifinals on Wednesday evening.

After each groups traded one aim every within the first and second durations, the Avs broke the sport open by scoring 3 times within the third.

Cale Makar, who was held and not using a level in every of the previous three video games, obtained again on observe with two objectives. This was simply the second multi-goal recreation of his postseason profession. The primary got here in Sport 2 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Last in opposition to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Makar’s first aim got here on an influence play within the second interval to tie the rating at two.

B/R Open Ice @BR_OpenIce

CALE MAKAR OUT HERE JUST SENDING LASERS TO THE NET 🤯 pic.twitter.com/6NkNkIVZ2z

After Casey Mittelstadt put the Avalanche again on high early within the third interval, Makar gave them some insurance coverage with an unassisted aim that snuck proper by means of the legs of Stars goalie Jake Oettinger.

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Sportsnet @Sportsnet

Have an evening Mr. Makar 🥳 pic.twitter.com/9j6WBdruUr

For serving to the Avs lengthen the collection for at the very least yet one more recreation, Makar was saluted by NHL followers and analysts:

Sportsnet Stats @SNstats

Cale Makar

4th defenceman in NHL historical past to attain 20 profession playoff objectives previous to turning 26 years of age, becoming a member of:

Paul Coffey, Denis Potvin and Bobby Orr#GoAvsGo

Conor McGahey @ConorMcGahey

Cale Makar is now the franchise chief for game-winning objectives by a defenseman.#AllHailCale #GoAvsGo

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x – pesky avs @puckoffski

CALE MAKAR THE MAN THAT YOU ARE pic.twitter.com/dfhxKkeu4T

playoff avalanche warning 🚨 @morgannaanna

CALE MAKAR CALE MAKAR pic.twitter.com/aYfyJ07o6e

JazzJargon @JazzJargon

Reminder (since we’re defenseman within the draft) as we’re watching Cale Makar proper now that he was drafted 4th general in 2017 and did not play till 2019 within the NHL. Defensemen, even one of the best, take time to develop.

Arielle Orsuto @ArielleOrsuto

Crowd laughed at a Devon Toews whiff and Cale Makar shut them proper up with a five-hole beaute. That is bestie objectives proper there.#goavsgo #9sports

Dude The place’s Makar @joelthesakic

Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar carried the Avs tonight. Two guys who known as out their very own play and responded massively

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Elan @MapexDrummer26

I would say Cale Makar is a rattling good hockey participant!

It isn’t a coincidence the Avs are 5-1 in these playoffs when Makar has at the very least one level and 0-3 when he doesn’t. That they had one of the best offense within the league throughout the common season on the energy of Makar, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen.

That trio mixed for 334 factors, with Makar rating second amongst all defenseman in that class. His passing is among the key driving forces behind what makes Colorado so profitable.

Wednesday evening noticed Makar should take issues into his personal palms. It paid off nice for the Avs, who additionally obtained objectives MacKinnon and Artturi Lehkonen.

The ultimate result’s the Avalanche can have at the very least yet one more recreation this season. They’ll host the Stars in Sport 6 on Friday hoping to ship the collection again to Dallas for a winner-take-all showdown on Sunday.

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