Tyson Barrie leads Avalanche to 4-3 playoff win over Sharks


Tyson Barrie (Lisa Gansky, Wikimedia Commons)

Tyson Barrie of Victoria, British Columbia led the Colorado Avalanche in scoring in game two of their 4-3 second round win over the San Jose Sharks in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday. Barrie had one goal and two assists for three points and was one of three Canadians to record a multi-point game for Colorado in the win. The others were Nathan MacKinnon of Halifax, Nova Scotia, who had one goal and one assist for two points and Matt Calvert of Brandon, Manitoba who had two assists.

Barrie and MacKinnon each picked up assists on Colorado’s first goal of the game, as Gabriel Landeskog scored at 8:21 of the second period to tie the game at one goal apiece. Barrie then scored his first goal of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs from Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen at 16:31 of the second period to put Colorado up 2-1. Calvert and Barrie then picked up assists on a goal by Matt Nieto at 10:10 of the third period, which put Colorado up 3-1. Calvert then picked up an assist on the Avalanche game winning goal by MacKinnon with 1:02 left in the third period, which at the time put Colorado up 4-2. With the Avalanche win, the best out of seven series is now tied at one game apiece.

In other action, the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 2-1 in game two of their best out of seven series. The Hurricanes now lead the Eastern Conference semifinal two games to none.

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