Nazem Kadri scored a power-play goal with 0.1 seconds remaining in the third period to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 win against the St. Louis Blues in the opening game of the round-robin portion of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Sunday.
Kadri knocked the puck into the net in the final second after Gabriel Landeskog shot it off the left post. The goal was confirmed after a video review.
Ryan Graves scored and Philipp Grubauer made 31 saves for the Avalanche, who will also play the Dallas Stars (Wednesday) and Vegas Golden Knights (Saturday) in Edmonton, the Western Conference hub city.
David Perron scored and Jordan Binnington made 36 saves for the Blues, who will play Vegas on Thursday and Dallas on Sunday to determine seeding for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Blues took a 1-0 lead at 16:46 of the first period on Perron’s power-play goal, a one-timer from the left face-off circle off a pass from Brayden Schenn.
Graves tied it 1-1 at 5:33 of the third period. After fumbling a pass from Mikko Rantanen, Graves sent a shot from the left hash marks past Binnington.