RW - COL
Valeri Nichushkin opened the scoring for Colorado helping down the visiting St. Louis Blues 5-3 on Tuesday night. His stat line included a goal, an assist, two PIM, and four shots.
NIchushkin's goal was set up by a Nathan Mackinnon face off win. He trailed to the high slot and wristed one through traffic that ended up sneaking past Jordan Binnington. He also provided the primary assist for Artturi Lehkonen's goal. He has nearly doubled his points from last year at 50. He has four goals in his last six games.
Valeri Nichushkin netted a pair of goals in Colorado's 6-3 road-loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. He also had a plus-1 rating, five shots and one hit.
Nichushkin opened the scoring in the game when the Avalanche broke in on a 3-on-1 and took a one-time pass from Bowen Byram and made no mistake blasting it through Mike Smith. His second goal found him set up from the slot with a clear line at the net. He wristed it low, away and over the goal line. He is up to 24 goals on the year. He is on a six game point streak registering eight in that span.
Val Nichushkin scored a goal in Colorado's 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Monday. He finished the game with a goal, four shots and three hits.
Bowen Byram was moving the puck up the ice and left if for Nichushkin. He used the defender as a semi-screen and rung it off the post and in. The goal accounts for a career-high 22 goals and 47 points on the season. If he's available he can be used to stream down the stretch.
Val Nichushkin delivered two goals, a plus-2 rating, three shots and one hit in Colorado's 9-3 dusting of the L.A. Kings.
His first tally was posted up in the slot-area when the puck found it's way to his stick. He made a nice move to the backhand and deposited his 20th on the year. His second was a great effort of the boards when he forced his way to the middle and fired it short side top corner on Cal Peterson for number 21. That makes 43 points this year and can be useful down the stretch for fantasy playoffs if you have room.
Valeri Nichushkin scored both goals in a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames.
Valeri Nichushkin continued his career year on Tuesday night, helping a banged up Avs team defeat the Calgary Flames. Nichushkin now has 39 points (19 goals, 20 assists) in 49 games this season. The 27-year-old scored both goals on the power play and he remains a strong start on a formidable Avalanche team.