Colorado Avalanche: Top 5 Nathan MacKinnon Moments

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Hat Trick vs San Jose Sharks

Just after Christmas in 2015, Nathan MacKinnon gifted the Colorado Avalanche. He scored his second career hat trick, against the San Jose Sharks:

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By then MacK was an aging veteran — he wasn’t even a teenager anyone and was in the midst of his third NHL season!

The hat trick came during a time when the Avalanche were making a push for playoff contention. They needed their best players showing up, and that’s what Nathan did.

MacK had been slumping prior to that — for 15 games, specifically. However, once they started coming, they didn’t stop. He scored two power play goals and then capped it off with an empty netter.

That’s killer instinct — that’s what we want to see more of in the future.

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