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Winnin' with MacKinnon

I'm sure you've noticed some similarities between the Colorado Avalanche and the Edmonton Oilers.  Both have a strong core of young, talented players. Landeskog, Duchene, MacKinnon, O'Reilly for the Avalanche. Hall, Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins and Yakupov for the Oilers.  But that's about where this comparison ends.  Like I mentioned in my previous article discussing...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Upstart Avalanche proving playoff ready, so far

When the Colorado Avalanche passed the St. Louis Blues to finish first place in the Central Division in the final week of the regular season it was the best thing that could’ve happened to the young speedy squad based out…Read more →The post Upstart Avalanche proving playoff ready, so far appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Via The Hockey Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roenick says MacKinnon is more dominant at 18 than Crosby was

When any player scores six points in two playoff games (and three in each respective contest), people get excited. When that guy is 18 years old and those two postseason contests rank as his first two games, the praise gets downright bold. Maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that Colorado Avalanche wunderkind Nathan MacKinnon inspired Jeremy Roenick to throw the words “Hall of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon is loving the spotlight

The playoffs have been underway for a few days now, and so far we have seen some surprising outcomes with St. Louis leading Chicago 2-0 in their series, and Columbus looking like they might have what it takes to beat Pittsburgh. Some people may even be surprised by Colorado holding a 2-0 series lead against Minnesota, but I am not one of them. This team is oozing talent in numerous...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon is tying/breaking records with hot start

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon has participated in just two playoff games, but he’s already redefining what an 18-year-old is capable of doing in this league. He led Colorado to a 4-2 victory over Minnesota last night by becoming the third player in NHL history to post a four-point playoff game at the age of 18. The two that previously managed that feat were Pierre...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche First Line Puts On Passing Clinic Before Goal (Video)

The Colorado Avalanche’s first line connected in the most impressive fashion Saturday night in the team’s 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. The line of Paul Stastny centering Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon combined for all four goals and six assists on Saturday, no doubt as a result of some serious chemistry. The Avs’ third goal of the game was a thing of beauty. All...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

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

Photo via denverpost.com     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...
Via BruinsLife
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video- Nathan MacKKinnon With A 4 Point Night

Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche had a four point night last night and now has 7 points (1-6-7) through 2 games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  He is tied with teammate Paul Stastny (3-4-7) for the league lead in points. Watch MacKinnon rack up the points last night...  
Via Kukla's Korner
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon shines in first NHL playoff series

DENVER, Colo. — With an NHL record seven points in two career playoff games, Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Nathan MacKinnon is making a name for himself in his first-ever postseason. Recording his first career playoff goal and three assists on Saturday night, the 18-year-old MacKinnon led the Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild giving Colorado a 2-0 series lead...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

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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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon leads Avalanche past Wild for 2-0 series lead

Nathan's famous. As NHL goalie Roberto Luongo tweeted Saturday night, Nathan MacKinnon is in "arcade mode" for the Avalanche. The Avs' 18-year old rookie was trending nationally on Twitter by the end of the second period of Game 2 of the Avs' first-round playoff series against Minnesota. Six points through the first five full periods of a playoff career, as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche vs Wild: Game 2 Recap

By Jeff Richardson – Published on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 8:50 AM The Colorado Avalanche have managed to take complete control of this series with a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. Things seemed to fall right into place tonight as Stastny, Landeskog, MacKinnon and Varlamov lead the team to victory. They combined for […]
Via The Hockey Report
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon making Avalanche contenders, Oilers scratch their heads

By now you’ve seen the highlights. The startling burst of acceleration, the mesmerizing stickhandling, the other- worldly vision. Seven points. Six assists. Two games. Nathan MacKinnon has taken the Stanley Cup Playoffs by storm. The 18-year old rookie has catapulted the Colorado Avalanche, the lovable worst-to-first story in the Western Conference, to an early 2-0 series lead...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon making Avalanche contenders, Oilers scratch their heads

By now you’ve seen the highlights. The startling burst of acceleration, the mesmerizing stickhandling, the other- worldly vision. Seven points. Six assists. Two games. Nathan MacKinnon has taken the Stanley Cup Playoffs by storm. The 18-year old rookie has catapulted the Colorado Avalanche, the lovable worst-to-first story in the Western Conference, to an early 2-0 series lead...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado's speed, transition game too much for Wild in Game 2

Before leaving for Colorado, the Minnesota Wild spoke about the necessity of not getting caught in a back-and-forth game with the speedy, youthful Avalanche. Colorado's transition game, which helped the Avalanche finish fourth in the NHL in scoring this season, was on display in Game 2 and Minnesota returns home down 2-0 and hoping to turn the series with two games at home. The...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avs double up Wild, 4-2

DENVER (AP) -- Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 2-0 series lead. The Wild were unable to contain the quickness of teenager Nathan MacKinnon, who had a goal and three assists. Stastny, the star of Game 1, also had a goal and three assists. His empty-netter...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Paul Stastny misses open net on breakaway

Colorado Avalanche forward Paul Stastny missed an empty net on a breakaway tonight. He did score seconds after though to solidify a Colorado win and 2-0 series lead. The final score for the game was 4-2. Along with his empty net goal, Stastny also had three assists for a great four point night. The series will head to Minnesota Monday night for the third installment of the quarter...
Via Talk Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avs' Matt Duchene unlikely to return for first-round series

The Colorado Avalanche may have gotten by the Minnesota Wild in dramatic fashion in Game 1, but it sure would be nice for them to have leading scorer Matt Duchene back. That probably won't happen in the first round series according to head coach Patrick Roy. Duchene has been out since suffering a knee injury on March 29. The initial prognosis was that Duchene would miss roughly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Hockey Fan Land
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Playoffs Game #2: Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche 4/19/14 @ 8:30PM CST at Pepsi Center

Minnesota Wild (0-1) 4.0 Goals For (6th) 5.0 Goals Against (15th) 50% Power Play (2nd) 100% Penalty Kill (3rd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 0G 2A = 2pts 2. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 3. #21 Kyle Brodziak ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 4. #3 Charlie Coyle ~ 1G 0A = 1pt 5. #56 Erik Haula ~ 1G 0A = 1pt Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #8 Cody McCormick ~ 4 PIM’s 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 2 PIM’s 3. #9 Mikko...
Via State of Hockey News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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