Well, we finally have a victory to write about. The Avalanche dominated the New York Rangers from start to finish Friday night, breaking a six-game winless streak.

Let’s grades the players individually:

Gabe Landeskog (A) – Jared Bednar moved him back on to the Three-Headed Monster line, and it was just like riding a bike for the terrific trio. Landeskog scored his 25th goal of the season, redirecting an Erik Johnson shot home. He made a great backcheck on a play in the first period too, breaking up what could have been a 2-on-1.

Nathan MacKinnon (A) – Great game for MacK, with a goal and two assists. He started the scoring in the first period, finding the top shelf on a power-play wrister.

Mikko Rantanen (A) – Very good performance, marked by his 19th goal of the year in the third. He had a great sequence in the first when he deked by a guy and broke in on a mini 2-on-1. 

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Adrian Dater
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Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.

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