Though Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin maintain their place as the league’s most recognized stars, a changing of the guard is gradually taking place. There’s Steven Stamkos in Tampa Bay, and Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon in Colorado.
Nathan MacKinnon squirmed a bit in front of his locker and tugged on the brim of his Colorado Avalanche ball cap, a little uncomfortable with any sort of comparison to the Great One.
The Colorado Avalanche grabbed headlines with their fast start this season. The St. Louis Blues are proving to be a good story, too.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 33 shots and Nick Holden scored his first NHL goal to break a second-period tie, lifting the soaring Colorado Avalanche to a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?