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Avalanche Locker Room: MacKinnon Wants Practice, Second Period Turnovers



The Colorado Avalanche dropped their fourth consecutive game on Monday night, falling 3-2 to the Vegas Golden Knights.

After the game, Nathan MacKinnon spoke in the locker room, as well as head coach Jared Bednar.

Nathan MacKinnon on what happened in the second period:

I don’t even remember. Turnovers, maybe.

MacKinnon, on experience helping them through a slump:

It’s a good hockey team we played. Toronto is a really good hockey team as well. Effort was there and I thought if we repeat that kind of performance minus the turnovers, I think we can win some games.

MacKinnon, on his own game:

I’m getting more comfortable. Seeing some plays out there a little bit better. Still a little bit rusty, I thought, in the first but I got better as the game went on.

MacKinnon, on the powerplay:

We just got to practice a little bit more. I haven’t practiced it once since I’ve been skating, so be nice to get a couple of touches and go over some video.

Coach Jared Bednar on the second period:

Too many turnovers. We didn’t manage the puck very well at all. We had some turnovers that were unforced coming out of the zone which came back on us. Scoring chances show that. We didn’t give up a lot of scoring chances in the first. We certainly didn’t give up a lot of scoring chances in the third. In that second period we probably had 10.

Bednar, on Evan Rodrigues’ injury:

He was getting evaluated today. I would say he’s day to day for now. But we’ll get more information in the morning. It was late in the game the other night.

Bednar, on if the team is staying level headed:

I think it’s pretty level. I think that we have to have a bigger sense of urgency on every play throughout the course of the game or a steadier sense of urgency and intensity.

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