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Nathan Mackinnon was forced out of Wednesday game against the Bruins after taking a stick in the face during a hit from Taylor Hall. He only registered 56 seconds of TOI.
Taylor Hall came drifting through the neutral zone and was aiming to hit Mackinnon. He was able to look up and pull out in time but Hall's shoulder (which was below Mackinnon's head) caught Mackinnon's stick and it ended up in his face. He went down immediately and bled all over the ice. He did not return to the game. Hall was penalized for the play but based on the replay he didn't appear to do anything wrong.
Nathan Mackinnon scored a goal and tallied a power play assist as the Avalanche defeated the visiting Minnesota Wild on Monday. He finished the game with two points, a minus-1 rating, two PIMs, six shots, two hits and one block.
The assist he put up was good for 599 and the goal would be his 600th. The Avalanche made a nice tic-tac-toe play to get him an open shot but Kaapo Kahkonen sprawled his left leg across. The puck slid under his pad but was then backed over the line by the goalie. The officiators took some time on the replay but it was determined a goal. He now has nine goals and 31 assists this year.
Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal in the Avalanche's 5-4 overtime loss to the Preators on Tuesday. He was a plus one with one goal, one PPG, six SOG and one block in 20:34 of ice-time.
It's hard to say a guy is struggling when he has 35 points in 23 games. Yet MacKinnon has only six goals and is struggling to find twine before scoring three goals in his last four games. Hopefully he starts finding twine regularly. Either way he is still a must start outstanding player.
Nathan Mackinnon buried a goal and started the scoring for the Avalanche as the bested the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs in OT on Saturday. His stat line included a point, an even-rating, 12 shots and one block.
That wasn't a mistake, he actually had 12 on goal which will surely please fantasy managers who value that category. Mackinnon slid into the slot as the Avs were down 3-0 and wired one past Vezina-candidate Jack Campbell. That's his 13th point in the past six games. Make sure he's starting when the Avs play. Mackinnon has five goals and 34 points.
Nathan Mackinnon scored a goal and produced four assists as the Avalanche blew out the visiting Jets on Thursday 7-1. He registered five points, a plus-3 rating, a team-high eight shots, and one block.
Mackinnon was perched on the Jets blue line as they changed and took a stretch pass to break in. He made a move that looked eerily similar to Cale Makar in the previous game, to shake the defender and blew the shot past Connor Hellebuyck who didn't appear to see it despite no traffic. It's only Mackinnon's fourth of the season but he's up to 29 assists (five behind Connor McDavid but 13 less games played) and needs to be started whenever Colorado plays.