MacKin­non con­fi­dent he can dom­i­nate more than he al­ready is

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Mike Cham­bers

Four games into BUF­FALO, N.Y. the sea­son and Avalanche cen­ter Nathan MacKin­non al­ready has five goals. His third­pe­riod break­away goal Thurs­day was po­etry in mo­tion.

The reign­ing Hart Tro­phy run­ner­up as NHL MVP, how­ever, has more to give.

“I think I can dom­i­nate more than I am,” MacKin­non said af­ter his two­goal per­for­mance Thurs­day in a 6­1 vic­tory against the Sabres at KeyBank Cen­ter.

MacKin­non is tied for third in NHL goal­scor­ing, trail­ing Toronto team­mates John Tavares (six) and Aus­ton Matthews (nine), who both have played one more game. Don’t be sur­prised if MacKin­non,

Jef­frey T. Barnes, The As­so­ci­ated Press

Avalanche cen­ter Nathan MacKin­non, right, cel­e­brates a goal against the Sabres with team­mate Tyson Jost on Thurs­day in Buf­falo, N.Y.

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