The Colorado Avalanche avoided elimination from their second-round NHL playoff series with a 5-3 win in Game 5 against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.

Cale Makar scored two goals and Nathan MacKinnon and Artturi Lehkonen each had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, while Alexandar Georgiev made 23 saves.

Game 6 will shift back to Ball Arena in Denver, set to take place on Friday

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