The Colorado Avalanche are in the middle of one of the worst seasons in franchise history. You name it, they have struggled at it, whether it be scoring, defense, or goaltending, Colorado is among the worst in almost every category you can think of.
But every now and again they remind you of the eminence potential they possess.
Enter Matt Duchene.
Despite being in trade rumors for the better part of two years, Duchene has continued to post strong numbers. But as the Avalanche look to retool their organization, Duchene is among the better trade chips they have to stock back up their farm system.
That hasn’t stopped Duchene, who has registered two goals in their Tuesday contest against the Chicago Blackhawks.
He tied the game back at one in the first period after deflecting a Nathan MacKinnon shot from the top of the circle.
Later in the second period, he showed the speed that can make him one of the most dynamic players in the league, giving the Avalanche a 4-3 lead heading into the third period.
He did a pretty good defensive team in the Blackhawks look really bad, or at the very least, incredibly slow. Like they were all stuck in wet cement.
It was all for not in the end, as the Blackhawks scored three goals in the third period, eventually winning by the score of 6-4.