Burakovsky scored a goal and offered an assist, both on the power play, in Friday's 8-0 win over the Blues. Burakovsky got loose on a pass from goalie Philipp Grubauer to net the Avalanche's second goal of the contest. The 25-year-old Burakovsky added the secondary helper on Devon Toews' tally in the third period. After starting the year on the top line, Burakovsky returned to his familiar role on Nazem Kadri's right wing, which seemed to do wonders for the team as a whole in their explosive win. With three power-play points through two contests, Burakovsky's off to a fine start to 2020-21.
Burakovsky will skate on the second line for Friday's game against the Blues, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Burakovsky opened the season at left wing on the top line and scored the Avs' lone goal in a 4-1 loss. Colorado head coach Jared Bednar saw an at-times sluggish effort from his team and decided to swap Burakovsky with Gabriel Landeskog, who rejoins Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen on the top line. Burakovsky, a left-handed shot who sees the net better from the right side, prefers right wing and will skate there Friday. His power-play goal Wednesday was scored from the right circle.
Burakovsky scored a power-play goal in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blues. Burakovsky tallied just 4:55 into the game, but that was all the Avalanche could get past Blues goalie Jordan Binnington. It was an unusually quiet game for the Avalanche's offense, which averaged 3.37 goals per game last year. Burakovsky is expected to skate with Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen at even strength this season, which gives the 25-year-old winger a big boost in fantasy value.
Burakovsky signed a two-year, $9.8 million contract with the Avalanche on Saturday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Burakovsky set career highs this year in goals (20), assists (25) and power-play points (11). The winger should continue to fill a top-six role with the Avs and could even get the occasional opportunity to play with Nathan MacKinnon on the first line. Heading into the 2020-21 season, Burakovsky should provide top-half fantasy value and figures to push for the 50-point threshold.
Burakovsky scored a goal on three shots and picked up an assist in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to Dallas in Game 7. Burakovsky gave the Avalanche a 2-1 lead midway through the first period with a heavy wrist shot from the left faceoff circle. He later added an assist on Nazem Kadri's power-play tally in the second period. Burakovsky finished the playoffs with points in each of his last five games (four goals, five assists) and collected 17 points overall in 15 postseason games.
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