Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vid: Matt Duchene's Spin-O-Rama Goal Propels Avs

After defeating the Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday, the Colorado Avalanche are off to a franchise-best 9-1 start and they are tops in the NHL right now with 18 points. That is a far cry from the team that finished 16-25-7 last season, missing the playoffs by a country mile.

Matt Duchene, who leads the Avalanche with 8 goals on the season, is a big reason that the Avs are off to the shining start. Check out what the Denver Post's Adrian Dater has to say about Duchene's game thus far in 2013:

"We saw another dominant performance from Duchene tonight, most of all. He seemed to do pretty much whatever he wanted out there, settling for two goals and an assist. The transformation of his game from a guy who seemed to always hurry a little too much with the puck and get too fancy at times, to a guy who still plays very fast but with the game slowed down, if that makes sense, has been something to see."

Duchene certainly made it look easy on this play. Thanks to goals like these, the Haliburton, Ontario native is currently on pace to more than double his career-best goal total of 27, which he hit in the 2010-2011 season.