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.