MacKinnon scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal among his five shots, assisted on the Avs' other goal, and finished plus-2 in Thursday's 2-1 edging of the Lightning. His line with flankers Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla was the sum of the Colorado offense in this one. After racking up five points in two games to start the year, MacKinnon hit a cooler spell, so it's nice to see him get back to a point-per-game pace with this effort. We still haven't seen everything that the 2013 No. 1 pick -- still just 20 years old -- is capable of. Big things could be coming this year.
MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal in Friday's win over the Ducks. A strong fantasy night for MacKinnon, who also had six blocked shots and three shots on goal. The 20-year-old has opened the season with six points in his first four games and appears destined for a big bounce-back season. Centering the second line and playing on the top power-play unit, MacKinnon should take off this season. He's way better than the 38 points he recorded last season suggested.
Nathan MacKinnon will center Colorado's third line this season, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Nathan MacKinnon has resumed skating Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Nathan MacKinnon (foot) will resume skating in a few weeks.
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