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.
Colorado is in the mix for one of the top playoff seeds in the Western Conference, and first-year coach Patrick Roy thinks the Avalanche are one of the NHL’s biggest surprises.
If the Avalanche’s season ended right now, they would have 18-year-old Nathan MacKinnon at the top of their list goal scorers.
After 10 days off, the Colorado Avalanche, minus their Olympians, got back to work Thursday morning. Head Coach Patrick Roy worked the team hard. If fact, the practice almost had a training camp feel to it.
Leading 3-0 with only 11:25 left, the Colorado Avalanche committed a seemingly meaningless penalty to give the New York Islanders a power play.
Ryan O’Reilly scored a power-play goal 28 seconds into overtime and Colorado rallied to beat New Jersey.
The Colorado Avalanche have signed goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a five-year extension that goes through the 2018-19 season.
Tyson Barrie scored his second goal of the game on a power play at 4:09 of overtime, and the Avalanche defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night.
The Calgary Flames broke out of their offensive doldrums