NHL playoffs 2019: Nathan MacKinnon sends Avs-Flames series to Denver tied 1-1

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon closed out Saturday’s slate of Stanley Cup playoff games with a bang.

The sixth-year player netted the game-winning goal in overtime against the Flames in Calgary to tie the teams’ first-round series 1-1. The game was the third overtime contest of the day.

Ian Cole picked up the puck after a save by Philipp Grubauer and found Mikko Rantanen on the rush. Rantanen then connected with MacKinnon, who fired a shot past Calgary goaltender Mike Smith. 

The goal was MacKinnon’s first of the 2019 postseason and the third game-winner in his playoff career. 

The series resumes 10 p.m. ET Monday in Denver. 

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