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GOTTA SEE IT: Avalanche Star Nathan MacKinnon Hits 50 Goals In Spectacular Fashion




Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin were born to play together, and the two of them are putting on a show for Avalanche fans this Tuesday evening.

MacKinnon, who entered the evening with 48 goals, hit the half-century mark for the first time in his career against the Minnesota Wild and then some with his third hat trick of the season on home ice.

All three goals are simply goals that no NHL defenseman could ever defend if they wanted to. When MacKinnon gets the puck at full speed, you can’t do anything about it, and the trio of Jonas Brodin, Zach Bogosion, and Jacob Middleton found that out the hard way. MacKinnon zoomed past all three of them en route to numbers 49, 50, and 51 on Tuesday.

The Avalanche superstar, who heard numerous “MVP!” chants from the home crowd during the second period of action, is on his way to breaking the franchise record for points in a season. Peter Stastny currently holds that record with 139 points back in 1981-82, but it won’t last much longer if MacKinnon keeps this up. He’s up to 137 through two periods, and the Avalanche still have three games left before the playoffs start.

Just look at all three of these goals. It’s unfair. If that was me defending MacKinnon, I’d probably go straight to my coach and just ask him, “what do you expect me to do about that?” Some guys are just built different, and MacKinnon is one of them. The pass by Jonathan Drouin on his 50th goal was just insane. Behind-the-back in the neutral zone, perfectly in stride to the superstar. Good luck trying to defend that. Drouin has three assists on the evening, and has now surpassed his previous career high in points of 53.

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