F - COL
Nathan Mackinnon helped himself to four points in Wednesday's elimination of the seventh seeded Arizona Coyotes. He finished the game with two goals, two assists, a plus-2 rating and six shots.
Mackinnon was up to his usual by making/setting up plays and demanding coverage from the defense which allows the rest of his line to get well open. If there wasn't a break on the score clock, you'd think he scored once and got two goals as both his tallies were from the same spot 58 seconds apart. That is the fastest two goals by one player in Avs history. The four point night also tied Claude Lemieux's four point game back in 1997. It's also worth mentioning that he has points in eight post season games which ties Peter Forsberg and Milan Hejduk from 2000-01. He reminds us why he's a Hart Trophy finalist whenever he hits the ice. He's up to four goals and 13 points. That'll do.
Nathan Mackinnon tallied a nice stat line in Colorado's 7-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes registering two assists, a plus-2 rating, two PIM, two shots and a hit
Mackinnon was skating hard and fast all over the ice in this one. Making aggressive cuts and getting the puck to the net which both resulted in goals from Kadri and Calvert. The more noticeable point of the game was during a tussle in front of the bench after Cale Makar took a hit from behind. Christian Fischer decided to give Mackinnon the business and was immediately yanked from the pile (by Mackinnon) and tossed around like a rag doll. He's well known for his strength on his skates and that was another good example of it. He's up to two goals and nine points so far in the 2020 playoffs.
Nathan Mackinnon scored the first goal only 3:40 into the game in Friday's 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes. He finished the game with a goal, a plus-1 rating, three shots and a hit.
Mister Wrister found himself in his office streaking towards the goalie and unleashed a shot that went right through Darcy Kuemper for his second goal of the post season. Mackinnon took a little criticism for not registering any shots in the previous match...yet he tallied a pair of assists. The Avs didn't look as sharp in this one and there were definitely some situations where the 'Yotes missed the open cage, but that's hockey. The Avalanche are up 2-0 in the series and Mackinnon is sitting on two goals and six points so far in the 2020 playoffs.
According to Rick Sadowski of NHL.com Nathan Mackinnon will be sidelined for the next 7-14 days with a lower-body injury.
There's an argument to be made that this is a worse blow for fantasy owners than it is for the Avalanche. Colorado has suffered a rash of injuries over the past month and has lost 216 man-games over the season. Losing Mackinnon for fantasy playoffs is a devastating loss and will be difficult to replace production. He won't be eligible for an IR spot either so he will remain have to remain in lineups which makes the situation even more difficult. Do what you have to do to stay in it.
Nathan MacKinnon left the game at 15:00 in the second period during Colorado's 3-1 loss to Los Angeles. It appears to be a lower-body injury and the team will reevaluate his status when they return to Denver.
He is tied for fourth in the NHL with 93 points (35 goals and 58 assists). It doesn't appear to be a long term injury but with many fantasy playoffs underway, this situation needs to be monitored closely the next few days.