Josh Manson was simply trying to hold his ground near the blueline with players flying at him.
Not on the winning goal — he was that open — but from the group of teammates charging his way.
Manson scored his first career playoff goal 8:02 into overtime, Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves in his return to the net from an eye injury
and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their second-round series.
“I was just looking out because there’s a lot of guys coming at me with a lot of speed,”
Manson said of the group hug. “It feels good to get that (win) with your team.”