The Colorado Avalanche showed their quality when it was needed the most and won with a score of 3:2 against the Edmonton Oilers. Colorado coach Jared Bednar is happy about the resilience of his team, which did not want to give up even for a moment.
"I'm really happy with the way we played tonight. I thought it was a full 60, no question,"-Jared Bednar said, as quoted by nhl.com. "Even though the score was leaning the other way after 40 minutes, I thought 5-on-5, the guys played really well.
They're a dangerous power play and they got a couple on that, but 5-on-5 the commitment to check produced good scoring chances through the course of the game. I felt like if we stuck with it and got a little puck-luck in the third period, we'd give ourselves a chance without changing too much, and we did that."
Zach Hyman on his team
Zach Hyman was one of the best on the team, but it wasn't enough to win.
"They are a really good team and we're pushing the entire night," Hyman said. "Our special teams were really good. I thought 'Stu' [Skinner] was great. They made a push there and tied the game up and won in OT. It's a game of inches.
I had a lot of chances. It would have been nice to bear down on one of them and get the win there, but they are a good team." Brad Hunt praised his teammates who never gave up. "It's awesome. I think this win brings the guys closer together and it's good to end the road trip on a positive note.
Now we go home and hopefully we can keep this thing rolling," Hunt said. "It was really cool to tie it up like that, but without the rest of the guys on the team, it wouldn't have happened. They did a great job and I'm just happy we got the win.
I was just coming off the bench, saw the puck there and used our guy as a bit of a screen and I was lucky enough that it went in."