The Colorado Avalanche will be the next contestant on the NHL Western Conference’s exciting new game show, “Attempt to End the Chicago Blackhawks‘ Points and Win Streak.” As the Avs get ready to take on the blazing-hot Blackhawks in their home barn tonight, the efforts of Jamie McGinn could make or break Colorado’s chances of doing what so many other teams have failed to do so far this season.
McGinn’s history with the Blackhawks is a promising one: he’s scored four goals in 11 career games against Chicago. He hasn’t had any assists when Chicago is on the other side of the ice, just those four goals.
Add to that the fact that he’s leading the entire team in shots this season with 68 and has two game-winning goals. His effort could bring about a clutch, timely goal. Even if he doesn’t score tonight, he is third on the Avalanche in terms of assists with nine and, when you add in his three goals so far, that makes 12 points so far this season.
He’s also had a three-point game earlier this season against the Edmonton Oilers and was on a three-game assist streak at the end of January and the start of February.
Sure, captain Gabriel Landeskog is the one who seemed really eager to play the Blackhawks and even inquired as to when their first game would be back when the Chicago streak was in its relative infancy, so he could be looking to have a big game this evening. But McGinn, who was on the starting lineup for Colorado’s game against the Detroit Red Wings last night, may be an important part of the Avalanche machine if they want to stand a chance of winning the league’s exciting new game show.
That game show will be aired tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Mountain) on the NBC Sports Network.