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Manson scores 8:02 into OT, Avs beat Blues 3-2 in Game 1

Blues Avalanche Hockey
Posted at 5:19 AM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 07:28:02-04

DENVER (AP) — Josh Manson scored 8:02 into overtime, Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves in his return to the net from an eye injury, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in Game 1 of their second-round series.

Valeri Nichushkin and Samuel Girard also added goals for an Avalanche team that had a weeklong layoff after sweeping Nashville.

They outshot the Blues 54-25, including 13-0 in OT.

The Avalanche also hit three posts and two crossbars.

Ryan O'Reilly had a first-period goal and Jordan Kyrou tied it late for St. Louis.

Jordan Binnington finished with 51 saves.