ANAHEM, California. (AP) – Jon Onas Johansson made 28 saves in his first career and Valery Nichushkin scored in the game against Avalanche Dax (0: 0) on Friday night in Avalanche, Colorado.
Mikko Rantanen added a goal in the final minute as West Division leader Avalanche returned from a disgraceful 8-3 defeat to Minnesota on Wednesday, ending their streak of 15 points in a row. Colorado also played well after skating in the morning with a positive COVID-19 test.
“It was kind of weird all day,” Johansson said. “I tried to stay focused on a long day at the hotel. : I’m proud that the boys play in front of me in the end. I do not think they had really good goal moments in the third. It was good to win, even though we didn’t really have our best game. “
Johansson insisted that Philip Grubauer’s reserve would be in a strong game against the last-placed Ducks. “Avalanche” is in the market of reserve goalkeeper, but Johansson – 6 feet.
“It was a kind of oily road victory,” said the Tyson ost branch in Colorado. “It’s not pretty at all, but Jay Jay was awful tonight. He did a great job. He was a rock tonight. We did not help him much, but he did. “
Nathan McKinnon has expanded his scoring streak to eight games, helping Rantanen’s last goal, which was Rantanen’s seventh of seven games against the Ducks this season.
Of Gibson stopped 33 shots for Anaheim, who lost 11 out of 15.
Gibson և The Ducks scored just one equalizer for the highest-scoring team in the NHL to close MacKinnon’s strong line at the same time, but low-scoring Anaheim closed for only the second time this season.
The Ducks were playing without captain Ryan Getslaf, who suffered an upper body injury from striker Isaac Lundestrem, whose winger was removed after falling ill on Thursday.
“I think we played well,” said Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins. “It’s a very good team. Ours Our team is exhausted, I think it was a great pride for those guys who really connected with each other և to choose to play the right way. ”
At the end of the second half, Nichushkin put Colorado on the field with his quick shot, making Ryan Graves a smooth pass, making Gibson one short side.
Four of Nichushkin’s nine goals this season have been in Snow White’s last five games against Anaheim, including his previous goal in Denver on March 29.
Colorado won five games in a row, scoring points before its disgraceful defeat in Minnesota. In seven games against Anaheim this season, Avs returned from their first loss since March 8 with a fifth win.
Avs striker ob Jacob MacDonald sat on his two-game suspension for hitting Minnesota Ryan Hartman on the head.
Chase De Leo adapted to Anaheim for the first time this season. The 25-year-old La Mirada center nearby grew up in the spirit of the Ducks, who acquired him from Winnipeg in 2018, using him for one NHL game, both on the road in each of the previous two seasons.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted in my whole life, like I was 3 years old,” De Leon said after the fifth game of his NHL career. “Being on the other side of the glass, I did not miss the Bader games very much. “I did not realize I was playing until late at night, so I could not have my family here, but now I’m going to see them.”
After spending most of the past three seasons at San Diego’s Dux AHL subsidiary, De Leon is finally getting a chance with his favorite team.
“There is a young man who has always dreamed of playing for this organization,” said Ekins, who coached De Leon in San Diego. “He was traded here, he had to work, work, work to achieve that. “I think it’s just a wonderful testament to the fact that when you put your mind to something, you take your tail off, great things can happen.”
The teams end their season series at the Honda Center on Sunday.
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