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Avalanche battle back to even playoff series with Kraken

Colorado erased a two-goal deficit in Game 2 to even its playoff series against Seattle.

DENVER — Life comes at you fast. As in, 48 seconds fast.

Things originally didn't look good for the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night in their Game 2 win over the Seattle Kraken, 3-2. Colorado had been dominated for four consecutive periods to begin the postseason and faced a 2-0 deficit to the NHL's newest team.

Then the momentum swing happened.

The Avs finally struck back when Artturi Lehkonen found the back of the net. Less than a minute later (48 seconds, to be exact) Valeri Nichushkin followed suit to send the Ball Arena crowd into a lower downtown party.

Needing to secure a victory to avoids going into a 2-0 series hole, Devon Toews delivered to give the Avalanche their first lead of the playoff series, and most importantly, the victory.

Colorado evens up the best-of-seven series and one game apiece as the teams shift to Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, beginning with Game 3 at 8 p.m. (MT) on Saturday night.

Credit: AP
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews (7) celebrates his goal against the Seattle Kraken with Nathan MacKinnon (29) during the third period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Thursday, April 20, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)



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