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DENVER (AP) The game had a postseason intensity. So Gabriel Landeskog of course brought out his best shot – even if he might’ve had his eyes closed when he took it.A capacity crowd certainly let him know the result.The Colorado captain beat Marc Andre-Fleury with a nifty move in the shootout and the Avalanche kept expansion Vegas from clinching a playoff spot on their home ice by beating the Golden Knights 2-1 on Saturday.”It was a lot of fun and the crowd was incredible Youth Eric Reid Jersey ,” said Landeskog, who explained that on his winning tally he came in from an angle on Fleury, cut toward the middle and shot the puck with his eyes shut. ”(Fleury) made some nice saves on me during the game. It was nice to get that one back.”Semyon Varlamov stopped all three shots in the shootout. He finished with 39 saves, including seven in overtime.This after allowing five goals and being pulled in a 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings two days ago.Short memories this time of year.”I knew we were going to come and play hard and respond,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. ”Doesn’t always guarantee you the victory – there’s another good team that’s trying to win the hockey game, too. It was a close one right down to the shootout.”Carl Soderberg was back on the ice after missing two games with an illness and contributed with a first-period goal. Colorado remains in the thick of the playoff picture as the team picked up its 26th home win, which is tied for the third-most in Avalanche history.The Pacific Division-leading Golden Knights are on the doorstep of earning their playoff spot. They were kept in this game thanks to the play of Fleury, who was back in the net after sustaining an undisclosed injury Tuesday. Fleury made 29 saves.”We had moments when I thought the puck would go in, but somehow he stopped the shots. He’d make that big save,” Varlamov said of Fleury. ”That’s why he’s different than anybody else. In a key moment Stitched Matt Paradis Jersey , he can make that save.”Jonathan Marchessault tied the game early in the third, moments after Fleury made an incredible save with his right leg.It would be a familiar trend.The play of the game may have been this: Blake Comeau had a breakaway in the third as he tried to corral the puck near center ice. Fleury came all the way out to disrupt Comeau, who side-stepped Fleury’s stick only to tumble to the ice and not be able to knock it into the wide-open net.In overtime, Fleury also stopped Erik Johnson on a breakaway.”He was awesome,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. ”He made some great saves tonight. That wasn’t a 1-1 hockey game. That was like a 5-4 hockey game. I thought both goalies were really good.”Fleury recently had some fun with reporters who asked about what happened Tuesday when he left the game for an undisclosed reason (he also didn’t play Thursday). Fleury joked it was a chance to catch up on his favorite soap opera, ”Days of our Lives.”All kidding aside, he said he was ”back to normal. It felt good to be back with the boys again.”The two teams turn around and play in Vegas on Monday.”The atmosphere was good. It was such a close game, on both sides,” Fleury said. ”It was exciting to be part of, but disappointing to come out on the losing side.”Varlamov was in net for a 20th straight game as backup Jonathan Bernier was sidelined by a cut that became infected. Bernier’s also missed time this season with a concussion.Soderberg gave Colorado an early lead by lifting a shot over the shoulder of Fleury for a power-play goal midway through the opening period.”It was a good hockey game Youth Matt Paradis Jersey ,” Bednar said. ”That was a fun hockey game.”NOTES: Team USA goaltender Nicole Hensley was honored before the game and given an Avalanche sweater. She helped the U.S. bring home the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games. … D Mark Alt made his Avalanche debut after being claimed off waivers from Philadelphia on Feb. 26. … RW Sven Andrighetto and C Colin Wilson are day-to-day with lower-body injuries.UP NEXTGolden Knights: Begin a four-game homestand Monday against Colorado.Avalanche: Travel to Vegas on Monday before hosting two straight games at home.— PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Bailey picked a perfect time to break out of his scoring slump.Bailey scored twice 1:23 apart in the third period, stopping a 12-game drought, and the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Saturday.Nick Leddy and Brock Nelson also scored for New York, which had dropped two in a row and three of four overall. Robin Lehner made 22 stops.The Islanders (43-25-7) moved within a point of idle Washington for first place in the Metropolitan Division.“Sometimes results breed confidence,” Bailey said. “Sometimes you feel like you’re doing the right things, the other team gets a bounce and things can snowball for you. (Today) we got one back with Brock and we really found our game after that”Nelson’s first-period baseball swing, knocking the puck out of midair, was New York’s first goal in 134 minutes, 27 seconds after a pair of embarrassing shutout losses that had coach Barry Trotz considering lineup changes.“I thought about it and it was actually quite difficult,” Trotz said. “We talked about it as a coaching staff because there are some guys I wasn’t really happy with. … But I felt it was important to go back with this group and sort of challenge them a little bit. I liked the response. I liked the response about stepping up to the plate here and getting it done. That says a lot about the group.”Robert Hagg and Shayne Gostisbehere scored for Philadelphia Stitched Shaq Thompson Jersey , and Carter Hart made 36 saves.The Flyers (36-31-8) had won two of three, including a 3-1 victory at Chicago on Thursday night. But the home loss against New York is a big blow to their fleeting chances of rallying to the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.“I’m sure it’s weighing on the players, knowing how time is winding down here with seven games left,” Flyers coach Scott Gordon said. “Obviously, we weren’t in a position, never mind to have a losing streak, but to lose more than this one game. That’s where we’re at right now.”Gostisbehere tied it at 2 with a power-play goal 6:16 into the third, but the Islanders went ahead to stay on Bailey’s scoring flurry.First, Nelson won a board battle to get the puck to Bailey, who sprinted down the right wing and snapped a pretty shot past Hart for his 15th of the season. On his very next shift Elias Lindholm Jersey Womens , Bailey took a pass from Leo Komorov and one-timed a shot past Hart to make it 4-2 at 17:26.Hagg opened the scoring in the first period with a wacky goal. His shot was a good six feet wide of the net, but it took a strange carom off the end boards, hit Islanders forward Casey Cizakas in the leg, and then off the back of Lehner’s glove and into the net.But New York rebounded quickly. Following Nelson’s 23rd goal, Leddy capped off a dominating shift by the Islanders with his fourth of the season on a slap shot from the high slot 10:58 into the second.“Sometimes when you have a stretch like this everyone kind of tightens up a little bit,” Lehner said. “We tried to do a little bit too much and kind of lost the fun of the game. I think today we just had the mindset go play our game, have fun again and enjoy the game.”UP NEXTIslanders: Return home to host Arizona on Sunday.Flyers: Visit Washington on Sunday.

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