MacKinnon finds another way to boost Avalanche in Game 4, MacKinnon's scoring spree continues as Avs pull even with Sharks. Philipp Grubauer discovers playoff mojo for Avalanche, Grubauer recorded Colorado’s first postseason shutout since 2010 in Game 4 vs. San Jose.
MacKinnon kept up his scoring spree with a second-period goal, Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots for his first career playoff shutout and the Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 on Thursday night to tie the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.
The center scored for the third straight game and extended his point streak to eight games. He shares the Stanley Cup Playoff scoring lead (13 points; six goals, seven assists) with teammate Mikko Rantanen. MacKinnon also led Avalanche skaters in ice time (23:33) and shots on goal (seven) in this market's biggest game in years.
MacKinnon has at least a point in eight straight games. It's the longest streak by an Avalanche player in the post-season since Peter Forsberg had a point in eight straight in 2002. "In the corner of my eye," Rantanen said. "Jones had pretty good position on me and trying to stuff it through his pads wasn't going to work for me. (Wilson) was in a good spot and it was a good goal."