Squandering a three-goal lead, the Panthers regrouped for a 5-4 victory over Avs

DENVER (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk scored his second aim of the sport with 3:30 remaining and the Florida Panthers beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 after taking a three-goal lead within the third interval Tuesday evening.

Tkachuk continued to puck down the puck on an influence play till defenseman Cal Makar lastly pushed him to the aspect. However the puck got here off the skate of Avalanche ahead Ivan Rodriguez.

“It was constructed for her, proper?” Panthers coach Paul Morris stated of Tkachuk within the late recreation moments. “He would not thoughts going to the online. In the long run, that is what occurs. They weren’t fairly again then.”

Alexander Barkov, Brandon Montour and Sam Bennett all scored within the first interval to offer the Panthers a fast 3-0 begin. Tkachuk added one other aim within the second half.

“He is scored massive objectives for us all 12 months and there is only one extra aim,” Bennett stated of Tkachuk.

Trailing 4-1 halfway by the third interval, Colorado received on objectives by Mikko Rantanen and Nathan McKinnon with simply 20 seconds to spare. JT Comfer tied the rating with 7:53 left, moments after the Avalanche scored a disallowed aim on a profitable Panthers problem for offside.

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