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Darren Helm’s first playoff goal sends Avs to Western Conference Finals


Avalanche center Darren Helm hit the jackpot for Colorado in Game 6 against the Blues.

With the game tied 2-2 in the dying seconds of the third period, Helm caught a bank pass on the boards and scored the game-winning goal with five seconds left in the game.

His first playoff goal was a humdinger and came at the right time for Colorado, which advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 20 years.

Andy Cross, The Denver Post

From left, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson (6), Colorado Avalanche center Darren Helm (43, Colorado Avalanche right wing Logan O’Connor (25) and Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) celebrates Helm’s game-winning goal against the St. Louis Blues in the third period in Game 6 of the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Enterprise Center Center on May 27, 2022.

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