Nathan MacKinnon fakes out Wild defense en route to highlight reel goal (video)

Photo via     The number one draft pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, and soon to be rookie of the year, Colorado forward Nathan MacKinnon showed off some fanciness in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.     MacKinnon, at 18 years old, took the puck into the Wild zone straight at Minnesota defenseman Jared...
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Avalanche Rookie’s Deke Nearly Breaks Defender’s Ankles (Video)

The Colorado Avalanche hold a two-game lead over the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs thanks to some top-notch scoring ability. The Avalanche’s offense was on full display Saturday night in the team’s 4-2 win, and an 18-year old rookie played a big part. Nathan MacKinnon, who was the number-one overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, pulled a solid...
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MacKinnon’s line carrying the Colorado Avalanche: Video

Talk about coming in hot. The Colorado Avalanche have made their presence felt in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, and we are only 2 games into the Conference Quarterfinal round. The Avalanche will be heading to St. Paul, MN for Game 3 on Monday, April 21st while in complete control of the series, 2-0. Through the first two games, the Avalanche have followed the lead of their top line...
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Nathan MacKinnon And The Avalanche Are Putting On A Clinic Against The Wild

The Colorado Avalanche played host to the Minnesota Wild for Game 2 of their Western Conference Quarterfinals matchup and, after giving up an early first goal to the Wild, the Avs’ first line has put on an absolute clinic against Minny. Eighteen-year old phenom and last year’s overall pick Nathan MacKinnon, who had three assists in the Avs’ Game 1 win, put Colorado on the board...
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Nathan Mackinnon Breaks Jared Spurgeon’s Ankles, Scores Goal in Game 2 for Avs

Nathan Mackinnon may be an 18-year-old playing in his first NHL playoffs, but he hasn’t wasted any time making an impact. On Thursday night, the Avs’ rookie sensation had three points, including the game winning assist in overtime, and on Saturday night, he opened the scoring for Colorado. The goal was ridiculous, as he broke Minnesota defenseman Jared Spurgeon’s ankles before...
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MacKinnon takes first Stanley Cup Playoffs in stride

Patrick Roy has been watching the Nathan MacKinnon show for three years, two in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and as Colorado Avalanche coach since training camp, and it never gets old. "I've been impressed with him from the first time I saw him play a game," Roy said Friday. "From there to now, his game goes up. He's been so receptive to teaching...
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Yeo argues Wild need to be more physical with rookie MacKinnon

Rookie forward Nathan MacKinnon didn’t wilt under the pressure of making his postseason debut. The 18-year-old forward had three assists to help Colorado earn a 5-4 overtime win over Minnesota on Thursday. His efforts didn’t go unnoticed by Wild coach Mike Yeo, who wants to see his team make an adjustment when playing against MacKinnon in Game 2 on Saturday. “We didn’t...
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Paul Stastny ties game, then scores in OT to lift Avs over Wild

With 3:01 remaining Patrick Roy pulled Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche tied the Minnesota Wild 4-4 with 13.4 seconds left in the third period. Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game, lifting the Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday night. “That overtime one, all five guys end up touching...
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NHL Playoffs Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

Nathan MacKinnon has proved to be a useful acquisition for the Avalanche. Can he help them win in the playoffs? (via CBC) The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche will face-off Thursday in what will perhaps be one of the most interesting and intense opening series of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. Both the Avalanche and Wild are teams looking to make names for themselves. Though...
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How many awards should Colorado Avalanche win? Video

Colorado has surprised many this year, and there are several key parts that should get recognized with awards because of it. The Colorado Avalanche continue to surprise everyone with their performance this season, and it is not without several standouts. With this in mind, let’s look at the prospects of different awards that could be coming to various Avalanche personnel following...
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