The St. Louis Blues are still alive in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, even though things looked quite bleak on that front for most of Wednesday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche.

St. Louis trailed 3-0 in the second period, and even trailed 4-3 entering the final minute of regulation, but amazingly came away with a 5-4 road victory in overtime of Game 5.

After blowing the 3-0 lead, the Avalanche still appeared to be in great shape when Nathan MacKinnon finished off a hat trick on an absolutely incredible goal with 2:46 remaining in the third period:

But the Blues answered with a Robert Thomas goal to tie it with 56 seconds remaining in regulation:

And 3:38 into overtime, the Blues scored the game-winner on a blast from Tyler Bozak:

So, the Blues incredibly stay alive in the second-round series, which now heads to St. Louis for Game 6 on Friday.

Here’s a look at how the hockey world is reacting to the Blues’ comeback and Avs’ collapse in Game 5:

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