MacKinnon sends Avs past Wings in OT

Nathan MacKinnon scored 2:29 into overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in Denver on Tuesday night.Mikko Rantanen had a goal and two assists, Tyson Barrie had a goal and an assist and J.T. Compher also scored for the Avalanche. Colorado now has 70 points and gained a point on Minnesota in the wild-card race.Semyon Varlamov stopped 20 shots for the Avalanche.MacKinnon, who also had an assist, got the winner when he skated in, took a pass from Rantanen and beat Jonathan Bernier for his 34th goal of the season.Niklas Kronwall, Danny DeKeyser and Filip Zadina scored for the Red Wings, who have gone 0-5-3 over their last eight games. Bernier had 30 saves.The game was the first for Detroit since the passing of former great Ted Lindsay on Monday. There was a moment of silence before Tuesday’s game in honor of Lindsay.The Red Wings nearly won it in regulation when Zadina’s power-play goal — and the first goal of his career — gave Detroit a 3-2 lead at 17:43 of the third. Colorado pulled Varlamov for an extra skater, and Barrie tied it with a slapshot from the point at 18:25.The game was tied 1-1 after two, and Detroit got the go-ahead goal at 2:22 of the third period. With Colorado on a line change, the puck went into the Avalanche end. Justin Abdelkader got the puck to Jacob de la Rose, who fed DeKeyser coming down the right side, and he scored before Varlamov could recover.

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