Blues vs Avalanche Game 5 score: Tyler Bozak fends off elimination with overtime goal

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The St. Louis Blues rallied from a three-point deficit to pull off a crucial overtime win against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of their second-round series on Wednesday night to keep their Stanely Cup hopes alive for at least one more game.Tyler Bozak, the longtime Toronto Maple Leafs centre who helped the Blues capture their first Cup in 2019, fended off elimination for St. Louis with a slap shot from the blue line at 3:38 in overtime for the 5-4 victory. 
The St. Louis Blues celebrate their overtime win during the Stanley Cup playoffs game against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena in Denver on May 25, 2022.
(Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)”It was an amazing hockey game,” Bozak said. “I’m sure everyone that was watching thought the same thing.”Bozak described his team as a “resilient group of guys” – a characteristic that was on full display Wednesday night. BLUES’ JORDAN BINNINGTON THROWS WATER BOTTLE AT AVALANCHE CENTER NAZEM KADRI DURING INTERVIEW: REPORTAfter trailing 3-0 through the second period, Vladimir Tarasenko put St. Louis on the board first with his first goal of the playoffs. The Blues would trail again late in the third but Robert Thomas would force overtime with a clutch goal with just 56 seconds left in regulation time. 
St. Louis Blues center Tyler Bozak, left, celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver on May 25, 2022.
(Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images))”You’ve got nothing to lose, you might as well throw it all out there,” Thomas said. “That was our mentality.”CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMThe game looked grim for St. Louis early on after Nathan MacKinnon scored two early and unanswered goals for the Avs in the first period. Despite scoring his second hat trick of the postseason, MacKinnon said it didn’t matter: “Looking to get a win.”
Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon scores a third-period goal past St. Louis Blues goaltender Ville Husso for his third goal of the game in Denver on May 25, 2022.
(Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)”We got on our heels a little bit,” he said. “We wanted it so bad, I guess. … Win the third, go to the conference finals, whatever. It’s one period. Got to keep our game going, stay aggressive. That’s what we’ll do.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe series heads back to St. Louis for Game 6 on Friday night where the Blues are hoping to have the same type of resiliency. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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