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Avs Game Grades: Mis-souri loves company



Avs sweep Blues 5/23/2021

Gabe Landeskog (A+) – The Avs captain is having himself quite a postseason. Gabe Landeskog had another multi-point night on Sunday, and he has had points in every game of the series.

This is the time of year when captains need to step it up and lead by example. And so far, Landeskog is doing everything right.

Nathan MacKinnon (A+) – Following a Game 2 hat trick, MacKinnon had a relatively quiet Game 3. Tonight, he was his usual, lethal self. Another multi-point night for the early Conn Smythe favorite. He continues to lead the postseason in goals and is tied for the playoff lead in points.

Mikko Rantanen (A+) – Like Landeskog, Rantanen too extended his point streak to four games, and finally got that elusive playoff goal, too. His postseason point run is now at 14 games, dating back to last season’s playoffs. That’s tied for the longest playoff point streak in franchise history. MacKinnon also accomplished the 14-game feat during the 2020 Cup run.

Andre Burakovsky (B-) – The team really needs Burakovky to get going this postseason. The Avs have been pretty darn great without his offense so far, but imagine how potent Colorado’s attack would be if Burakovsky starts chipping in a few goals a series. Deadly.

He had a very nice assist on Brandon Saad’s goal in Game 3 but has been fairly quiet through all four games. The Avs need more production from that second line, and it starts with Burakovsky. Overall, though, Burakovsky has been playing a decent game.

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A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, Scott has so far spent the early parts of his young career covering Colorado hockey — from the Avalanche to the Colorado Eagles to the DU Pioneers. His work can be found across sites such as, and SB Nation, among others. Scott currently resides in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, where he works as a Marketing Executive when he's not writing.

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