After riding shotgun to Peyton Manning’s high-octane offense all of last year, Denver’s defense had the five-time MVP’s back for once.
The Colorado Avalanche’s sensational rookie Nathan MacKinnon was named a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy on Wednesday.
Andre Benoit scored off an assist from rookie Nathan MacKinnon with 31.4 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Red Wings on Thursday night.
If the Avalanche’s season ended right now, they would have 18-year-old Nathan MacKinnon at the top of their list goal scorers.
Individually, their numbers don’t look like much. Collectively, the Broncos running backs are getting closer to giving Peyton Manning the help he needs.
C.J. Anderson, an undrafted rookie RB from Cal, seriously injured his right knee during 11-on-11 drills and was carted off the field.