Colorado Avalanche: Tyson Jost Loves Scoring on the Wild

ST. PAUL, MN - MARCH 13: Tyson Jost
ST. PAUL, MN - MARCH 13: Tyson Jost /

Colorado Avalanche forward rookie forward Tyson Jost already has three goals against the Minnesota Wild in his young career.

Colorado Avalanche rookie Tyson Jost has 10 goals to his name. A third of those goals have come against the Minnesota Wild. Jost has scored three times against Minnesota, and I, for one, celebrate him for it.

Perhaps it’s because Jost’s first-ever NHL goal came against the (hated) Wild. He scored that in his fourth-ever NHL game, which was on April 6, 2017 in Colorado.

The game, of course, came at the end of that dreadful 2016-17 season when the Avs started a death spiral sometime in January. It was a game that the Avalanche ended up losing, but that didn’t really matter. Tyson Jost was getting valuable NHL experience.

The goal came in the second period with Colorado already down by two goals. Landeskog drives into the zone and sees Jost open. He lobs the pass across. Before Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk can fully react, Jost brings the puck to his forehand and roofs it over Dubnyk’s left shoulder:

That is a goal-scorer’s skill goal if ever I saw one. Needless to say, Grandpa Jost is in tears.

So, like I said, maybe because Jost got his goal-scoring career started against the Wild, he’s decided to make a habit of it.

This season, Jost got his second goal against the Wild in the January 6, 2018 game. This goal is also meaningless, but for a delightfully different reason — Minnesota was down 6-2 late in the third period. By this time Devan Dubnyk had already been chased, and Alex Stalock is in net for the Wild.

This time it’s

Colin Wilson

who motors into the offensive zone. Jost speeds in, driving toward the net. As we all know, good things happen when you drive the net. Wilson puts the puck right on Jost’s stick. Unfortunately for Stalock, he’d already committed to Wilson. Jost has a wide open net:

Marcus Foligno should get an assist on that one for falling on his derriere at just the right time. Give credit to Jost, though — that’s a pretty, opportunistic goal. You’ve got to get some of those in your career.

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The latest goal against the Wild is only slightly more meaningful… no, it’s really not. Tonight Tyson Jost scored the fifth goal of a 5-1 beating of the Wild late in the 3rd. However, props to the kid because this was his first goal in Minnesota.

For some reason, the officials lost their whistles whenever the Wild committed a crime until midway through the third period, at which time they called Minnesota every time they touched an Avalanche player.

In any case, late in the third Jason Zucker was in the box for slashing Alexander Kerfoot. (That one was actually legit.) Colorado went on the power play, and Tyson Jost was out with the first power play unit.

Tyson Barrie, who made me utterly lose my cool when he passed straight to Mikko Koivu and put Minny on the board, unleashed a Barrie slapshot. Dubnyk, who was allowed to finish out this game, made the initial save. However, Jost had parked himself in front of the net, so he was ready for the rebound. He had to bat at it a couple times, but he eventually swiped it into the net:

It’s not the prettiest of even Jost’s goals against the Wild, but it counts.

Side note, Jost also came very close to getting in his first NHL fight. Late in the first period he got in a tussle with Nate Prosser, but he was just called for roughing.

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Like I said, Tyson Jost has 10 NHL goals, and three of them have come against the Wild. If this keeps up for Jost, he may well score 40+ goals for the the Colorado Avalanche against Minnesota alone.

I highly support that.