Nick Bjugstad scores late in overtime as Coyotes top Avalanche

Nov 30, 2023, 10:04 PM | Updated: 10:35 pm

Nick Bjugstad #17 of the Arizona Coyotes scores the game winning goal against Alexandar Georgiev #4...

Nick Bjugstad #17 of the Arizona Coyotes scores the game winning goal against Alexandar Georgiev #40 of the Colorado Avalanche during the overtime period at Mullett Arena on November 30, 2023 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Zac BonDurant/Getty Images)

(Photo by Zac BonDurant/Getty Images)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Bjugstad scored 4:39 into overtime and the Arizona Coyotes extended their win streak to a season-high three games with a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

Michael Carcone, Travis Boyd and Nick Schmaltz also scored for Arizona, and Connor Ingram had 28 saves.

The Coyotes’ win streak has come against the last three Stanley Cup winners — Tampa Bay (2021), Colorado (2022) and Vegas (2023). The Tampa Bay and Colorado wins were at 4,400-seat Mullett Arena.

Bjugstad was slashed by Bowen Byram on a breakaway in overtime that was nearly a penalty shot. Seconds after the resulting power play expired, Bjugstad beat Alexandar Georgiev for his fifth goal of the season.

Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar and Miles Wood scored for the Avalanche, who had won seven of eight and were attempting to tie the New York Rangers for the league lead in victories at 16. Georgiev finished with 29 stops.


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