VAleri Nichushkin provided three points on Tuesday night doing his part in drubbing Buffalo 6-1. He racked up a goal, two assists, a plus-4 rating, three shots and one hit.
Nichushkin and his line did damage to Buffalo in this one, finding ways to get open and score goals. His was a handy wrist shot from the slot that burned Hutton blocker-side top shelf. The Avs second line was looking solid before the All-star break and have continued the momentum. Keep an eye on him (as well as Kadri and Burakovsky) for streaming options. They play two more games this week. Nichushkin is up to nine goals and 21 points.