DENVER (AP) — In the clear, Mikko Rantanen angled his stick back as he waited for the cross-ice pass to arrive. Once it did, he dropped to his left knee to give a little extra.
His aim was true and his arms shot up before being mobbed by teammates along the boards.
Rantanen scored on a slap shot 10:23 into overtime after tying the game with a goal late in regulation and the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.
Moments after weathering a penalty, captain Gabriel Landeskog started the rush down the ice and sent a pass over to Carl Soderberg. From there, Soderberg slid the puck over to a wide-open Rantanen, who lined a shot past Mike Smith.
“Carl made an unreal pass so just tried to get it to the net and it went in,”…