Nathan MacKinnon keeps going and going and going

Doug Pensinger

When Nathan MacKinnon gets the puck it's awfully difficult to get it away from him.

Nathan MacKinnon was the lone bright spot for the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night, scoring their only two goals in a 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

As has been the case for most of his rookie season, just about every time the No. 1 overall pick in the draft had the puck on his stick he was making something happen and bringing fans to the edge of their seats.

During one shift late in the third period, after a series of slick moves to gain entry into the zone, he turned into a one-man offensive zone cycle.

Macloop_medium

His two goals give him 17 on the season.

More from SB Nation NHL:

Canadiens struggles aren’t going away without change

Ryan Suter’s incredible, record-setting workload

Potty Mouths: The SB Nation hockey blog profanity rankings

Photo: Here’s Dodger Stadium with an ice rink

Olympics: Injuries might alter Canada’s roster | USA roster analysis

Olympic rosters shouldn’t be built with NHL restraints

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.