Lehkonen’s overtime goal propels Avalanche into the Stanley Cup Finals

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen scored a 1-19 goal in overtime and Colorado beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 on Monday night, ending a four-game sweep in the Western Conference Finals and sending the Avalanche in Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2001.

Colorado meets the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals between the New York Rangers and two-time Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay Lightning. Rangers lead this best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 takes place in Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Cale Makar, Devon Toews, Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen also scored for Colorado. Pavel Francouz stopped 30 of 35 shots.

“Our main thing is just trying to be resilient and making sure we play the same game every night,” Makar said. “Sometimes it might not be pretty, but at the end of the day we’re just trying to get the job done.”

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