Our young son Andre Burakovsky has done something with the Colorado Avalanche that we always hoped he’d be able to do in the district.
The Swedish forward hit the 20-goal plateau for the first time in the Avalanche’s 3-1 win over the New York Islanders.
Burakovsky’s goal was all skill. After taking a drop pass from Nathan MacKinnon with speed, the former Capital curled to the high slot, deked a few times, and rifled a shot to the top shelf past Semyon Varlamov.
Twenty goals, Andre Burakovsky!!
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) February 20, 2020
“Andre Burakovsky!” the Avs play-by-player yelled after the goal. “A patented 95 shot has put the Avs on top of 2-0.”
Burkie now has 45 points (20g, 25a) in 56 games. He has set career highs in goals, assists, and points with nearly a third of the season still yet to play.
“It’s a tough question,” Burakovsky said a a week ago when asked what’s different in Denver. “If I could put a finger on what it is, I would have done the same thing in Washington. Like you said, I’m getting a lot of opportunities. I’m playing way more. I feel like I can do mistakes and I can keep playing. Before I was a little nervous every time I made a mistake I wouldn’t play or something else would happen. Right now, I’m just playing with confidence. I’m been doing that all year. We’ve been talking about it before. I’ve been feeling good all year, skating good, handling the puck more, shooting the puck more than I used to.”
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