DENVER — Andre Burakovsky scored 59 seconds after New York reversed a game-tying goal, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Islanders 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Burakovsky has scored in three straight games and also added an assist for Colorado, which has won four in a row. Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Devon Toews also scored for the Avalanche, and Darcy Kuemper made 28 saves.
Toews added two assists against his former team.
The Islanders appeared to take the lead at 11:49 of the third period when Anthony Beauvillier’s shot went through Kuemper’s pads and crossed the goal line. It was first considered a goal, but canceled after review.
Burakovsky then got the winner with a shot from the right circle at 12:48, his 17th goal of the season. Erik Johnson scored in an empty net with 43 seconds left.
Ryan Pulock, Kyle Palmieri and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for New York, which ended its 2-2-1 road trip. Ilya Sorokin stopped 39 shots.
MacKinnon scored for the third straight game to give Colorado the lead early in the first and Pulock tied the game for the Islanders midway through the period. Toews put the Avalanche ahead 2-1 with his 10th goal at 3:54 of the second, but New York responded with goals from Pageau and Palmieri to take a 3-2 lead in the third period.
Colorado came out shooting pucks at the net to start the third, going 10 on Sorokin in the first four minutes. The 11th shot, a backhand from Landeskog behind the net that deflected off Sorokin’s leg, tied it again.
Landeskog leads the Avalanche with 29 goals and 15 in their last 16 games.
Islanders center Mathew Barzal (lower body injury) and defenseman Zdeno Chara (upper body injury) were sent off. They are expected to miss at least two games.
New York Post