VANCOUVER Juuse Saros Jersey , British Columbia (AP) The Colorado Avalanche’s power play was nearly nonexistent for weeks. It came up big in Vancouver.Nathan MacKinnon scored Colorado’s fifth power-play goal of the game 3:36 into overtime, lifting the Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Canucks on Tuesday night.Colorado trailed 4-1 with 4:18 left in a wild second period before storming back.Article continues below ...”We got some momentum,” said MacKinnon, who also had three assists. ”You don’t see a lot of 4-1 comebacks, especially nowadays. Teams usually shut it down.”To come back you need a good power play.”Coming in, the Avalanche were 1 for 28 with the man advantage over their previous eight games. Colorado’s power play was ranked 31st in the league on the road.”I think everyone was on their game,” said Tyson Barrie, who had a goal and four assists to set a franchise record for points by a defenseman in a regular-season game. ”We got ourselves down 4-1 and that’s not good enough. It showed a lot of character from the guys tonight. There was no quit. We didn’t change our game and our power play came up huge.”Barrie tied it with 3:01 left in the third on a one-timer with Vancouver’s Jake Virtanen off for hooking.Then, with Daniel Sedin off for hooking in overtime, Barrie passed to MacKinnon, who fired a shot from the faceoff circle past Canucks goalie Anders Nilsson.Colorado pulled three points out of the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.”We were talking about desperation and playing with urgency and we’ve lacked that a little bit in the last handful of games,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. ”We felt other teams were turning it up and the competitiveness and urgency in everyone’s game at this point in the year was going up and ours wasn’t.”Tonight, we were kind of quiet (before the game), looked like a focused room. We were determined to stick with it and get rewarded.”Mikko Rantanen had a goal and two assists, Gabriel Landeskog added a goal and an assist, and Tyson Jost also scored for Colorado. Semyon Varlamov finished with 24 saves.Brandon Suter and Nikolay Goldobin each had a goal and an assist for the Canucks in a wild second period. Darren Archibald and Bo Horvat also scored for Vancouver. Nilsson stopped 29 shots.Colorado finished 5 for 6 on the power play, and Vancouver was 1 for 3.”I’ve never been part of a game where you score four goals, and don’t give up an even-strength goal, and lose Kyle Turris Jersey ,” Canucks coach Travis Green said.The rookie coach stated the obvious when he said the Vancouver penalty kills need improving.”We have to find a way to block shots and get some clears,” he said. ”There’s lots that goes into penalty kills. … When you give up five power-play goals, your penalty kill isn’t sharp enough.”The Canucks scored three goals 2:41 apart to build a 4-1 lead in the second period. Goldobin put Vancouver ahead on the power play when his shot from a sharp angle was tipped over Varlamov’s shoulder with 6:59 remaining. Goldobin then created a turnover a center-ice that allowed Sutter to break in and score on a shot that hit Varlamov’s glove and went in 51 seconds later.Horvat appeared to put the Canucks in control when he scored off Brock Boeser’s pass from behind the net with 4:18 left.Rantanen then beat Nilsson with a shot from the faceoff circle with 2:03 to go in the middle period, and Landeskog tipped a shot from side of the net with 37 seconds left to pull the Avalanche to 4-3 and cap the seven-goal period.”We need to learn how to close games, how to play with the lead,” Nilsson said. ”Maybe it’s a few penalties we can eliminate, and our penalty kill can play better. … Myself, I need to find some extra saves on the penalty kill. It’s team work and everyone needs to be a little better.”After a scoreless first period, Sutter made a nice play to set up the first goal of the game just 34 seconds into the second. Sutter stripped the puck from Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov behind the net then one-handed a pass out front to Archibald, who beat Varlamov with a quick shot to the stick side.Jost tied the game at 10:46 when he deflected Barrie’s shot from the point under Nilsson’s arm.NOTES: The Canucks signed D Erik Gudbranson to a three-year, $12 million contract. … With G Jacob Markstrom sidelined with a minor injury, Richard Bachman was recalled from Utica of the AHL and dressed as Nilsson’s backup. … The Avalanche recalled D Andrei Mironov and D David Warsofsky from San Antonio of the AHL to replace Erik Johnson and Anton Lindholm, who suffered upper-body injuries Sunday.UP NEXTAvalanche: At Edmonton on Thursday night.Canucks: At Vegas on Friday night. BOSTON (AP) Lightning coach Jon Cooper came to Boston with a plan to steal back the home-ice advantage that the Bruins took away with their Game 1 win in Tampa.Now he has bigger goals in mind.”We can’t exhale,” Cooper said on Thursday, a day after the Lightning beat Boston 4-1 to open a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. ”Just because we picked one up on them, we want to make it where we have three chances to knock them out. When you have that chance, you can’t let it slide.”Since winning the opener, the Bruins have lost two in a row. On Wednesday night, Ondrej Palat scored twice in the first 3:19 of the game to give the Lightning a lead it never relinquished.”They outworked us last night Youth Matt Irwin Jersey , there’s no doubt about it,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said.Game 4 is Friday night (7 p.m. EDT, NBCSN).MIRROR IMAGEVegas and San Jose each have a home shutout and a road overtime win through four games of their second-round series. Now it has become a best-of-three for a spot in the Western Conference Final starting with Game 5 (10 p.m. EDT, NBCSN). The Sharks have turned things around completely from Game 1, when they were constantly a step behind the speedier Golden Knights in a 7-0 loss.San Jose has done a much better job limiting Vegas’ chances since then.”That 7-0 game was not really us out there,” forward Eric Fehr said. ”We changed a lot of things. We came out flat in that game. I think we’ve done a good job of reeling it in and playing the way we can play. That was a game we just threw in the garbage and turned the page.”Now the Golden Knights will try to do the same after getting thoroughly outplayed in a 4-0 loss in Game 4.”It’s a good series, there’s no easy night,” goalie Marc-Andre Fleury said. ”Nobody thought it was going to be an easy series either. We’re in good shape, 2-2, going home.”SHUFFLINGCassidy fiddled with his lines in practice on Thursday as he tried to find more offense for a team that seemed to have plenty of it in the first-round series against the Maple Leafs. With Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk sitting out of practice – Cassidy said he expects them to play on Friday night – Danton Heinen skated with Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak on the first line and Ryan Donato got time with David Krejci on the second.After scoring 28 goals in seven games against Toronto and six in the Round 2 opener, Boston was held to a single goal each in back-to-back games.”We’ll probably tinker,” Cassidy said. ”I’m not going to tell you who’s going in or who’s going out, because we’ve got to get the healthy guys sorted out first.”ROOKIES IN THE BOOKSLightning forward Anthony Cirelli was the 23rd different rookie to score at least one goal in 56 NHL playoff games this year. That’s already more than in all of last year’s postseason. The NHL record is 38 in 1981, but over the past 30 years the most was 28, in 1990 and again in ’92.Boston’s Jake DeBrusk has six this year, leading all rookies. Minnesota North Stars forward Dino Ciccarelli scored 14 goals in ’81, the rookie record for a postseason. Penguins forward Jake Guentzel scored 13 last year and matched Ciccarelli’s point total.—AP Sports Writer Josh Dubow contributed to this story from San Jose, California.