Jared Bednar and Nathan MacKinnon react to Colorado's win

“I thought we played a really solid game, a couple of breakdowns."- MacKinnon said

by Sead Dedovic
Jared Bednar and Nathan MacKinnon react to Colorado's win
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The Colorado Avalanche won 5-4 against the Dallas Stars, with Nathan MacKinnon scoring his second goal in overtime at 3:40. He emphasized the importance of his team's ability to compete with any opponent. MacKinnon believes that having confidence makes anything possible.

“I thought we played a really solid game, a couple of breakdowns. But overall, I thought, we're going toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the league. That's all we can really ask for. We’re not going to dominate Dallas or any top team most likely, so you have to win like this.”- MacKinnon said, as quoted by NHL!

Jared Bednar reacts

The coach of Colorado, Jared Bednar, was happy with how his team reacted during the game. He liked how they kept playing their way and showed more energy as the game went on, creating more chances to score. Bednar noticed that his team began shooting more at the net, and that paid off with goals. He described the game as a close and tough battle, just as he had anticipated. The fact is that performances like this cause optimism that his team could do even greater things. The key for the team is having a strong winning attitude and believing that anything is achievable. When everyone in the group strongly believes in winning, there's nothing they can't achieve together.

Wedgewood explained that he reacted to the shouts of "behind" by quickly moving to the left goal post, thinking that's where the deflection would go. He didn't realize the puck had bounced off his pad and over his head. Wedgewood thought the puck was on his left side, possibly hidden under his shoulder, which the referee couldn't see. It was only when he stood up that he saw the puck had gone over the goal line.

Nathan MacKinnon
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