Nathan MacKinnon Says Avalanche Were ‘Really Bad’ in Game 2 Loss vs. Blues

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Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon expressed frustration about his team’s performance in a Game 2 loss to the St. Louis Blues in their second-round playoff series Thursday night.

“We were bad. We were really bad tonight,” MacKinnon told reporters after the 4-1 defeat. “We just didn’t have our jump tonight. But we still feel like we’re a great team. We have to forget about it and move on.”

The series is tied at one win apiece after the Avs scored 3-2 overtime victory in Game 1.

MacKinnon’s assessment is pretty spot-on. Thursday’s game wasn’t only Colorado’s worst performance of the playoffs so far—it swept the Nashville Predators in Round 1—but it was among the team’s least effective outings of the entire season.

The expected goals in all situations were 4.68 to 1.38 in favor of St. Louis, per Money Puck. So the final score was an accurate depiction of the contest. It wasn’t a situation where the underdog Blues got a few lucky bounces. They dominated this game in Denver.

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