The Central Division champions hope to take a 2-0 series lead.
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Colorado Avalanche pulled off a comeback victory in their first playoff game since 2010 and the Central Division champions hope to take a 2-0 series lead when they host the Minnesota Wild in Saturday's Game 2 from the Pepsi Center.
Paul Stastny was the hero for the Avalanche in Thursday's opener, scoring with 13.4 seconds left in the third period to knot the score at 4-4 and then tallying the game-winner at 7:27 of overtime.
The 5-4 decision was the first victory in the postseason for Colorado since taking Game 3 of a first-round series against San Jose on April 18, 2010. The Avs lost that set in six games and haven't won a postseason series since beating Minnesota in the opening round of the 2008 playoffs.