Stone, Golden Knights defeat Avalanche in OT in Game 5, take series lead


DENVER — Mark Stone scored at 50 seconds of overtime, and the Vegas Golden Knights took the lead in the Stanley Cup Second Round with a 3-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 at Ball Arena on Tuesday.

Stone scored with a high shot from above the left hash marks on a breakaway after a pass from Max Pacioretty.

Alex Tuch and Jonathan Marchessault scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves for the Golden Knights, the No. 2 seed in the Honda West Division, who have won three straight after losing the first two games of the best-of-7 series.

Brandon Saad and Joonas Donskoi scored, and Philipp Grubauer made 22 saves for the Avalanche, the No. 1 seed.

Game 6 is at Vegas on Thursday.

Saad gave the Avalanche a 1-0 lead with two seconds left in the first period, shooting over Fleury’s right shoulder from outside the left face-off circle.

Donskoi made it 2-0 at 16:28 of the second period with a blocker-side shot from the right hash marks after a pass from Alex Newhook.

Tuch pulled the Golden Knights to within 2-1 at 1:03 of the third period, driving to the net to bat Nicolas Roy‘s pass after a turnover by Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky.

Marchessault tied it 2-2 at 4:07, flipping the puck over Grubauer’s left pad from in front after a pass from William Karlsson, who gained possession when a pass by Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog caromed off Ryan Graves‘ skate.

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