The Colorado Avalanche–for my money the team with the best geological phenomenon mascot–put a holy whooping on the Montreal Canadiens last night up in Québec. Two of those goals came in a 13 second burst from young center Nathan MacKinnon, where he scored immediately out of a face off, and then on a break.
Nathan MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal, giving the Avalanche a 4-3 win in Game 5 and a 3-2 series lead over the Minnesota Wild. After an impressive debut, and a great follow-up in Game 2, the Avalanche rookie added to his short (though fast-growing) playoff resume with a three-point performance capped off by…
We were impressed by Avalanche sensation Nathan MacKinnon's stellar play in his first playoff game, so of course, the 18-year-old followed up his postseason debut with a better game, including his first career playoff goal.
The Avs pulled off a thrilling win in Game 1 of their series with Minnesota last night, scoring the tying goal with 13 seconds left and winning it 7:27 into overtime. Neither could have happened without rookie Nathan MacKinnon, playing his first big-boy playoff hockey with the coolness of someone twice his age.
It took all of one game for newly installed Avalanche coach Patrick Roy to lose his mind and physically destroy arena equipment. We missed you, Patrick. The NHL was just a little too sane without you.