Nathan MacKinnon lamented another early exit by his Colorado Avalanche following their 6-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6 of their second-round series Thursday night.

"I'm going into my ninth year next year and I haven't won shit. So, I'm just definitely motivated, and it just sucks losing four (games) in a row to a team," MacKinnon said postgame.

"It felt like last year was our first real chance to win, and this year, I thought we were the best team in the league. But for whatever reason, we just couldn't get it together," MacKinnon added. "I'm sure in training camp next year we'll figure it out, dissect things, and come back better."