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Landeskog's OT goal propels Avalanche to 3-2 win over Ducks

Gabriel Landeskog scored 1:38 into overtime, Mikko Rantanen extended his goal-scoring streak to four games, and the Colorado Avalanche topped the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Friday night.

Landeskog was initially stopped by Anaheim goalie John Gibson on a breakaway, but he got his own rebound and converted a wraparound for his third goal of the season.

Joonas Donskoi also scored for Colorado and Phillip Grubauer stopped 36 shots.

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard (49) works with the puck next to Anaheim Ducks forward Maxime Comtois (53) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP PhotoRingo H.W. Chiu)

Hampus Lindholm and Adam Henrique got their first goals of the season for Anaheim. Gibson made 30 saves.

The game went to overtime after the teams traded goals during an 82-second span in the third period.

Rantanen gave Colorado a 2-1 lead at 6:20 with a one-timer in front of the goal after a great pass from rookie defenseman Bowen Byram. Rantanen has four goals and two assists in the last four games. Byram, who was the fourth-overall pick in the 2019 draft, picked up his first NHL point in his second game.

Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert (11) controls the puck next to Anaheim Ducks forward Max Jones (49) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP PhotoRingo H.W. Chiu)

Henrique tied it again at 7:42 after Danton Heinen fed him with a centering pass.

Donskoi got the Avalanche on the board with a power-play goal 2:56 into the game. The left winger put it into the short side of the net after Samuel Girard's pass caught Gibson out of position.

Lindholm evened it 47 seconds into the second with a one-timer that Grubauer was unable to get his glove on.

Colorado Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer (31) and forward Nathan MacKinnon (29) defend as Anaheim Ducks forward Derek Grant (38) shoots during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP PhotoRingo H.W. Chiu)

POWERING UP

Donskoi's score was Colorado's 10th power-play goal, which leads the league. It is also the most the Avalanche have had through five games in franchise history. The previous record was eight, which happened six times.

STOPPED

Anaheim Ducks forward Carter Rowney (24) falls over Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen (96) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP PhotoRingo H.W. Chiu)

Gibson stopped Nathan MacKinnon on his short side during a penalty shot at 8:31 of the third period. Colorado was awarded the shot after Lindholm was called for covering the puck up in the Ducks crease.

UP NEXT

The teams meet again Sunday night.