Colorado Avalanche score two late goals to come from behind and win Game Five

The Avalanche trail Los Angeles 3-2 after Game Five of the Western Conference semi-final.

The Colorado Avalanche felt destined to take Game Five of their series against the Nashville Predators with a little bit of magic.

Tim Sestito’s first goal of the series and an empty-netter by Tyson Barrie provided the Avalanche with a 4-2 victory at home to keep the series alive.

The Predators can tie the series with a win in Game Six on Wednesday night.

Sestito snapped an 8-8 deadlock with 8:16 left in the second period. Colorado led 1-0 on David Jones’ second-period goal before the Predators tied it on a Cody McLeod goal.

Colorado went back ahead with 1:52 remaining in the middle period. Sestito’s shot went off a Predators defender and past Pekka Rinne.

The Predators equalized with 58 seconds left in the period as Roman Josi scored a power-play goal and put the puck past Semyon Varlamov, who had 30 saves.

Sestito opened the scoring 7:34 into the game, and Josi equalized for the Predators with a shot that fooled Varlamov with 37 seconds left in the first period.

Varlamov allowed two goals on 20 shots, while Rinne stopped 38 shots.

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