There wasn’t much time for the Colorado Avalanche to enjoy their Saturday night victory over the Minnesota Wild because they needed to prepare for a rematch less than 24 hours later. Their exploding injury list is also becoming an even greater factor in this season as Erik Johnson was the latest mainstay to miss a game and then Nathan MacKinnon mysteriously disappeared before the third period in this eventual 4-3 overtime loss.
Two depleted lineups facing each other is what the first period looked like with the Avalanche cashing in first. Joonas Donskoi scored his fifth goal of the year at 4:33 on a great pass from Nathan MacKinnon. However the Avalanche should have been up by three in the game because MacKinnon and Andre Burakovsky missed wide open nets.