The Colorado Avalanche have been an awfully interesting team this year. At times, they've looked like an offensive juggernaut and was that ever the case early in the second period while playing the visiting San Jose Sharks Saturday.
The Avalanche scored three times in a span of 1:06, adding on top of a first-period goal to give Colorado a 4-0 advantage over the Sharks.
The first came off the stick of Jamie McGinn after he and Matt Duchene teamed up to strip the puck from Dan Boyle. McGinn then roofed a shot up and over Antti Niemi from in tight at the 4:53 mark of the second.
The next one was the flukiest of the three as Erik Johnson sent a fluttering shot on net that somehow found its way through Niemi just 58 seconds later. That one earned Niemi an early trip to the showers as he was pulled with San Jose trailing 3-0.
So in comes Alex Stalock for Niemi. Soon after, rookie Nathan MacKinnon came streaking down the right wing and wired the first shot Stalock saw (or didn't see) into the upper-left corner of the net. That one came a mere 14 seconds of game time after Johnson's tally.
The Avs then stopped scoring. After San Jose scored a quick pair in the second to cut the deficit to two, a third period goal from Logan Couture made it a game.
The Avs were able to shut the door, however, and hang onto the 4-3 lead for a win built off of that flurry of goals in the second period.