Apr 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) reacts to his goal against the Minnesota Wild in the first period during game two of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014: MacKinnon scores first career playoff goal


When the Colorado Avalanche drafted Nathan MacKinnon with the first overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, they were picking a player that was expected to step in right away and become a star in the NHL.

MacKinnon certainly lived up to the hype during his first regular season as a pro, scoring 24 goals and 63 points in his rookie campaign. During his first taste of the NHL playoffs, MacKinnon didn’t take long to leave his mark on the opposition, or on those watching him play.

After recording three assists in game one of Colorado’s first-round series against the Minnesota Wild, MacKinnon found the back of the next in game two with his first career playoff goal. And just like most other goals he’s scored in his short career, this goal was a thing a beauty.

I’m not even going to describe it, just watch in awe for yourself.

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