Nathan MacKinnon wasn’t completely happy together with his recreation towards Washington on Tuesday, so the younger middle made up for it when the Florida Panthers got here to city.
MacKinnon scored twice, Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat Florida 2-1 on Thursday night time for his or her second victory over the Panthers in 5 days.
Colorado gained 7-three in Florida on Saturday night time and swept the season collection behind a robust recreation from MacKinnon. He had his third two-objective recreation and leads the Avalanche with 35 factors.
MacKinnon performed 21 minutes within the 5-2 loss to the Capitals and registered a minus-three to cap a 4-recreation street journey. He bounced again with an enormous efficiency to start a 3-recreation homestand.
“That line, Nate particularly, was sad with the final recreation,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar stated. “It was kind of a troublesome day in Wash and that was a hungry and decided line tonight. Mac particularly, he doubled up virtually the entire recreation and made probably the most of his ice time for positive.”
MacKinnon gave Colorado a 2-1 lead when he labored his approach round defenseman Aaron Ekblad, skated in on goalie James Reimer and put in a shot to the brief aspect at 6:forty four of the third interval. It was MacKinnon’s staff-main thirteenth objective of the season.