THE MORNING AFTER: Avalanche Fans Still Pinching Themselves (+)

Yes, what you thought you saw last night really happened. Darren Helm really scored with 5.6 seconds from the end of the rule to propel the Colorado Avalanche into the Western Conference Finals. That not only broke a 0-3 streak in the previous three years in the second round, but also an overall 0-6 streak in the second round that dates back to 2002 (Detroit 2008, Anaheim 2006, San Jose 2004) .

Twenty years of frustration, gone with a swing of Helm’s cane. But, hey, the job is only half done, right?

Let’s talk a little more about last night, specifically Josh Manson’s save in the second period of a Blues 2-1 lead against Jordan Kyrou.

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