Avalanche Triumph Over Islanders, Establish New NHL Record for Consecutive Road Victories

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Avalanche Triumph Over Islanders, Establish New NHL Record for Consecutive Road Victories

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ELMONT, N.Y. — Mikko Rantanen’s outstanding performance led the Colorado Avalanche to a historic 7-4 victory against the New York Islanders at UBS Arena on Tuesday. Rantanen’s goal and three assists showcased his exceptional skill.

This win extends Colorado’s incredible regular-season road winning streak to 15 games, a record in NHL history. Surpassing the Buffalo Sabres’ streak from April 3-November 13, 2006, the Avalanche have set a new standard.

Cale Makar contributed a goal and two assists, while Ryan Johansen netted two goals for the Avalanche (6-0-0). This achievement equals their longest season-opening winning streak since relocating from Quebec in the 1995-96 season, matching their performance in 2013-14. Alexandar Georgiev made 27 crucial saves.

Cal Clutterbuck, with a goal and an assist, along with Noah Dobson and Jean-Gabriel Pageau, who each had two assists, tried to counter for the Islanders (2-2-1). However, their efforts fell short as they suffered their third consecutive loss. Ilya Sorokin displayed remarkable skill with 35 saves.

Anders Lee managed to tie the game 4-4 at 4:40 in the third period, showcasing his determination.

Rantanen swiftly reclaimed the lead for the Avalanche at 5-4, scoring at 7:47 with a precise shot from the right circle, courtesy of Tomas Tatar’s well-executed cross-ice backhand pass during a rush.

Johansen secured the win with an empty-net goal, making it 6-4 at 19:00. The final goal was credited to Ross Colton after Brock Nelson accidentally redirected the puck into his own net, solidifying the 7-4 victory at 19:29.

Johansen initially gave Colorado a 1-0 lead at 5:19 of the first period, delivering a powerful one-timer from the left circle, expertly set up by Rantanen during a power play.

Clutterbuck swiftly responded, tying the game at 1-1 at 10:03 by deflecting Dobson’s slap shot from the point.

Makar’s remarkable effort put Colorado back in the lead at 2-1 at 12:52. He skillfully maneuvered around Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock and executed a superb shot over Sorokin with his backhand.

Kyle Palmieri leveled the score at 2-2 at 2:56 in the second period, skillfully maneuvering along the goal line for a power-play goal.

Simon Holmstrom gave New York a 3-2 lead at 5:55, showcasing his precision by beating Georgiev glove-side from the right circle.

Bowen Byram tied it up at 3-3 from the high slot at 19:18, exhibiting his keen sense of opportunity. Nathan MacKinnon then pushed Colorado ahead 4-3 just 13 seconds later, capitalizing on Clutterbuck’s inability to control the puck along the left boards.

Reference

https://www.nhl.com/news/colorado-avalanche-new-york-islanders-game-recap-october-24

https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/avalanche-beat-islanders/

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