After an exciting season opener on Wednesday in a 6-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks highlighted by Patrick Roy being the Saint Patty that we remember, the Avs continued their hot start to the 2013-14 season with a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.
P.A. Parenteau had his first and second goals of the young season to lead the Avs to their second straight victory to begin the season, and Patrick Bordeleau had the game-winner for the burgundy and blue. Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 of 27 shots in his second consecutive victory with only one goal allowed, a hot start for the criticized young goaltender.
The hot start to the season marks the first time that the Avs have started their season 2-0 since the 2009-10 season, the last season in which the Avalanche found themselves in the playoffs.
First overall pick Nathan MacKinnon added his third assist of the season tonight against the Predators after picking up two in the 6-1 victory over the Ducks in the season opener. MacKinnon is showing exactly why Joe Sakic & Company went with the 18-year old with the No. 1 pick.
The Avs faced Nashville’s Seth Jones who was a candidate to be chosen first overall in the draft by the Avs, and the defenseman from Texas finished -1 on the evening.
Colorado will try to continue their fantastic start to the season when they ship off to Toronto to face the Maple Leafs on Tuesday at 5 p.m.