The Colorado Avalanche are going to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2002, and they secured that berth in dramatic fashion.
With Game 6 tied 2-2, Colorado’s Darren Helm scored a goal with 5.6 seconds remaining in the third period to give the Avalanche a series-clinching road victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.
THE COLORADO AVALANCHE SCORE WITH 5 SECONDS LEFT TO REACH THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS! 🏒 pic.twitter.com/WroCiydVAz
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) May 28, 2022
The Avalanche trailed 1-0 into the second period, and they trailed 2-1 into the third period. After a brutal collapse to lose Game 5, it had to be very satisfying for Colorado — the heavy favorite entering the series — to come back twice and come through in the clutch to put away the series in Game 6.
J.T. Compher scored game-tying goals twice in Game 6.
J.T. Compher buries his second of the game and we're all tied up at two! ✌️ #StanleyCup
— NHL (@NHL) May 28, 2022
Here’s a look at how hockey fans are reacting to the Avs’ wild win to reach the Western Conference Finals:
“WE WANT THE CUP”
— Allie Monroy (@AllieMonroy_) May 28, 2022
— Reno Boyd (@Reno_Boyd) May 28, 2022
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 28, 2022
Good for the Avs. They are special. Avs vs. Oilers should be hockey porn.
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_PGH) May 28, 2022
Avs/Oilers is a blessing from the hockey gods
— Jesse Marshall (@jmarshfof) May 28, 2022
I feel for the St. Louis fans. To lose this series is rough enough, but to lose it to Kr👨🏻enke, who stuck a stake through the heart of St. Louis sports fans in 2016, is extra-tough. That said, the Avalanche team is extra-tough.
— Benjamin Hochman (@hochman) May 28, 2022