Colorado Avalanche: Tyson Jost’s First Multi-Goal Game

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 1: Tyson Jost
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 1: Tyson Jost /
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Colorado Avalanche rookie center has three multi-point games this season — and one of them was a two-goal game during the playoff race.

Colorado Avalanche rookie Tyson Jost may not be having quite the breakout year we were hoping for him. However, he hasn’t exactly faded away into the background either. And these last few games, we’re starting to see the type of player he’ll become.

Spoiler alert: He’s going to be good. The young rookie has so much skill and talent. And he’s already finding ways to elevate to the NHL level. So, since we’ve got a young star in the making, let’s catalog his milestones along the way.

As I’ve noted before, Tyson Jost loves to score on the Minnesota Wild. In fact, his first NHL goal came against Minny. So, it should come as no surprise that his first multi-point night came against the Wild. It was on January 6, 2018, when he earned a goal and an assist.

The assist came on the opening tally of the game, on Garbriel Bourque’s goal:

It was Bourque’s first goal of the season. Colin Wilson got the primary assist.

The trio worked together to get the final goal of the game, too, this time by Jost:

That was just the third goal of the season for Jost. However, that’s where we started seeing that Jost can be the real deal at the NHL level.

Jost recorded another multi-point night a month later — another goal and assist game. Let’s focus on that for a second because it was against the San Jose Sharks, whom the Avs are facing in an all-important game soon.

The game was on February 6, 2018. Once again, Jost assisted Bourque in scoring, though

J.T. Compher

was their linemate this time:

That marked Jost’s 11th point on the season.

Tyson had a whole new set of dance partners for his goal that game a couple minutes later —

Nail Yakupov

and

Samuel Girard

got the assists:

That was goal #4 for Jost on the season.

Well, between that night and the game against the Anaheim Ducks, almost two months passed. In that time, Tyson Jost scored another six goals. However, the April 1, 2018 game against the Anaheim Ducks marks the first time he’s ever scored two goals in one game.

Both goals came in the second period. The first was very early on, a power play goal as Hampus Lindholm was sitting in the box for interfering with Sven Andrighetto.

The power play goal was just a hard-work goal on Jost’s part, an example of his not giving up on the puck:

I mean, he scores while literally falling down, which is more of a Mikko Rantanen special. Anyway, that was #11 on the season for Jost.

Later in the period, Jost scored #12:

He almost made it look easy. That can turn into one deadly wrist shot for our young forward.

What’s good about Tyson Jost is that he’s not a one-trick pony. He’s got some speed, but he’s not known for being fast per se. In fact, I see more power in his skating than pure agility. He’s got a deadly wrist shot, but he’s also a player who doesn’t give up on the puck. He’ll shoot or pass, depending on what’s a good play at the time — meaning his ice vision is coming along at the NHL level. Even though he’s not a big, physical player, he’s also not afraid to get into the dirty areas to score hard-work goals.  And he forechecks.

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Tyson Jost is just 20 years old. He didn’t get a ton of developmental help this season, especially since injuries plagued him. However, he’s definitely shown improvement since January. I’m sure the Colorado Avalanche will itemize the areas of his game that they want Jost to work on.

And I have confidence he’ll come back next year even more effective. Indeed, I daresay he’s not done padding his rookie stats. The Avs have that important game against the Sharks — and we already know Jost has favored teams for scoring against.