Colorado gets back on track, winning 3-1 at Toronto.
toronto»The stick to his face, MacKinnon weaved through two defenders before using his extraordinarily quick hands to beat Bibeau with a low wrist shot.
“If we don’t get that one, we’re looking at OT — or maybe they don’t get the 5-on-3,” MacKinnon said. “I don’t know how it would have played out, but it was nice to get that cushion. I knew where the puck was, and I knew I could beat Komarov because he was flailing and maybe (defenseman Morgan) Riley thought I was done playing and he wanted to poke check, get possession and get the whistle blown. I guess I took advantage of that, and the shot went in.”
Avalanche center Matt Duchene, center, and forward Nathan MacKinnon, right, celebrate as right wing Mikko Rantanen, left, scores against Maple Leafs goaltender Antoine Bibeau during the first period Sunday in Toronto. Chris Young, The Canadian Press