Rantanen beat Oettinger to the side of the gauntlet on the second of Colorado’s three shootout attempts.
Alex Newhawk And the Cal Makar A record-breaking slate for the Avalanche, who pulled off a three-game road trip, won seven of their last eight games, and moved within one point of first-place Dallas in the Central Division. Alexander Georgiev Made 22 saves for the Avs.
“I felt like we got better as this wild ride went on,” said Avalanche coach Jared Bednar.
Jason Robertson Scored two goals for the Stars who have had points in their last five games (3-0-2). His goal with 25.8 seconds left in the third period sent the game into overtime. Jake Oettinger Stopped 34 rounds.
“That game should have ended in regulation. It felt like we outplayed them for most of the night,” said Makar, who scored his 200th career point in his 195th career game—the fastest of any NHL defensive player ever.
“It’s always a good point when you’re playing a Stanley Cup champion,” said Dallas coach Pete DeBoer.
It was Dallas’ first penalty shootout of the season. The Avs are 2-0 in the penalty shootout.
“It’s a good measuring stick,” Oettinger said. “I don’t think we played our best game tonight, but to be that close is a good thing.”
Robertson sent the game into extra time with a 6v5 goal from a tricky angle in the top right circle.
Newhook was alone in front of the crease to capitalize on the rebound after Oettinger made a point-blank save Evan Rodrigues to give the Avalanche a 2-1 lead at 2:06 of the third period.
Robertson’s first goal, at 5:33 of the second period, tied the score at 1 and was awarded after a lengthy review. Robertson tapped the disc as he was being examined Andreas Englund Upside down in Georgiev, with the collision resulting in the net falling after the puck crossed the goal line.
Robertson has 14 goals, tied for second in the National Hockey League. Twelve have come during his current 12-game streak, which is one game short of the Dallas mark set by Dave Gagner in 1993-94.
Makar opened the scoring with a power play goal at 10:10, one-timer into the top corner off a pass from Rantanen behind the net.
That gave the league’s best performance in the game (36.5%) on goals to man advantage in six straight games. But Dallas eliminated the Avs’ other five power plays, including one in overtime.
What an order
Makar won the Norris Cup last season and the Conn Smith Cup and hasn’t missed a match this season. He achieved 200 career points average, 12 games faster than the previous best, by Sergey Zubov – whose consolidated number was retired by Dallas.
“If we didn’t have this group of guys, I don’t think it would get done,” Makar said.
Makar co-leads the NHL with an average of 26:41 per game and a game-high 32:17.
Colorado is 8-0-0 when it takes the lead after halftime. … stars c Rob Hintz He returned after missing one game with an upper body injury and set up Robertson’s second goal. … Avs F Martin Coot He left the game midway through the first half after hitting the boards and returned during the second half.
Avalanche: Host Vancouver on Wednesday
The Stars: Host Chicago on Wednesday.
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