Florida took the lead with both 2-0 and 3-1 but in the second period Andre Burakovsky would step into the action properly. At the score 3-2, "Burra" took the puck over offensive blue. Alone against two defenders, Burakovsky managed to sneak up a well-placed wrist shot behind Sergei Bobrovsky at the Florida box office and 3-3 was a fact.
Sweden's others were not as good looking but at least as important. After Florida again took the lead, Burakovsky got a return on the club sheet and had no problems putting up 4-4.
"Burakovsky's chain breathed life into us again, those goals came in time," says Colorado coach Jared Bednar, reports nhl.com.Assisted in overtime decision
In overtime Andre Burakovsky was back, this time with an assist. In game 3 against 3, Burakovsky took the puck into the offensive zone but handed the puck to Nathan Mackinnon, and it was probably the right decision. Mackinnon made no mistake when he pushed 5-4 in the right intersection and Colorado comes from Florida with a really nice win.
- Burakovsky has confidence in himself and a cockiness in his game right now. We encourage him to shoot - it was a great shot on one of the targets, says the coach about Friday's match.
The two goals mean that Burakovsky doubles his goal harvest for this season and the win tonight means that Colorado has started with six wins and just one loss.
In Florida, Anton Stralman accounted for two assists.