Cale Makar Goal Causes Avalanche Announcers To Lose Their Minds

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  • Injury-plagued Colorado, which climbed back from a 2-0 deficit with two goals from rookie defenseman Cale Makar, finished 3-2 on its five-game road trip.
  • The Avs continued to play without injured forwards Mikko Rantanen, Gabe Landeskog, Colin Wilson, Tyson Jost and Matt Calvert.
  • And taking five of the game’s first seven penalties through two periods Thursday proved costly.
  • Minnesota was just 1-for-4 on the power play but it had twice as much time with the advantage (7:48) than the Avs (3:31).

“We knew we had the team to come back in this game,” Makar said. “But we put ourselves in trouble being on the penalty kill. … For us, no excuses at all. But with the team we have right now, and the guys being out obviously being a big part of it, it’s been awesome what we’ve been able to do.”

  • Colorado is 5-2 in its last seven games — all played without Rantanen and Landeskog, its top two wingers.
  • Makar scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season at 14:19 and 18:49 of the second period.
  • The first came on the power play when he took a pass from Nathan MacKinnon and wristed it past goalie Alex Stalock from between the circles.
  • He tied it with a similar wrist shot but from the inside hashmarks of the right circle.
  • Kid is so impressive.
  • The calder is his, nobody else is even a viable candidate.
NHL Highlights | Avalanche vs. Wild – Nov. 21, 2019

Sources & Credits: MIKE CHAMBERS , Denver Post

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