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Avalanche Playoff Notes
MAKAR MAKES HISTORY: Cale Makar made his NHL debut in Game 3 on Monday night and scored his first NHL goal to become the first player in Avalanche/Nordiques franchise history to register his first marker while making his NHL debut in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He's also the seventh player in NHL history and first-ever defenseman to make his league debut in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and score a goal.
HIGH-FLYING OFFENSE: Colorado's 6-2 win in Game 3 marked the first time the Avs have scored six or more goals in a postseason contest since Game 2 of the 2002 Western Conference Conference Semifinals vs. San Jose (8-2 win on May 4, 2002). The Avalanche put up 56 shots in Monday night's contest, its second-most in a playoff game in franchise history and one shy of the record (57) set in Game 4 of the 1996 Western Conference Semifinals at Chicago (May 8, 1996). It was the franchise's most shots in a regulation playoff game and the most by an NHL team in a non-overtime finish since the Florida Panthers put up 61 in a victory over Pittsburgh in the 1996 Eastern Conference Final (May 24, 1996).
POSTSEASON PRODUCTION: Nathan MacKinnon has 21 points (8g/13a) in 17 career playoff games, the highest points-per-game average (1.24) among active players and tied for sixth (Bobby Orr, Mike Bossy) in Stanley Cup Playoff history among players with at least 10 points.