Losing an elimination game is hard enough, but facing the media after is the salt on the wound that no player wants. So naturally, with emotions high, it’s natural to see one let it all out, and Nathan MacKinnon was no exception after the Avs’ Game 6 loss to the Golden Knights on Thursday night.
Speaking on the podium after the game, the 25-year-old didn’t feel like holding back and made sure to acknowledge that heading into his ninth year, he hasn’t won anything significant in the league yet. Well, that’s not exactly how he said it, and yes… he used some words that’s not suited for a working environment.
You can’t help but feel bad for the guy here.
The Avs jumped out to a commanding 2-0 series leads but it was alllll Vegas from there, who are not set to square off against the Montreal Canadiens in the second round. This marks the third consecutive postseason in which MacKinnon and the Avs were knocked out in the second round. The Halifax native is one of three nominees for this year’s Hart Trophy, along with Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews.
We’re just going to have to wait another year to see if Luca’s Avs can finally get over the hump.