Colorado Avalanche’s Alexander Kerfoot
The Colorado Avalanche scored 3 goals in regulation, second year player Alexander Kerfoot was involved in all 3 of them. He finished the game with 1 goal and 2 assists, and was easily the best player on the ice.
The first was a pass threaded through the defense by Tyson Barrie. Kerfoot threw on the speed and grabbed the pass before Dumba or Brodin could get to it. He made a quick snap shot over Stalock’s shoulder to open the scoring for the Avalanche.
Early in the second, minutes after the Minnesota Wild had tied the game, Kerfoot made a slick tic-tac-toe play to put Colorado back in front. He took a pass in the slot from Colin Wilson, and threaded it right back to the side of the net for a wide open Tyson Jost to slide the easy goal in.
Early in the 3rd period he did it again, taking the puck at the point on the powerplay and firing a shot pass at the stick of Matt Calvert for the deflection. At this point, Kerfoot had 3 points on the night, and the Avalanche had a 3-1 lead.
That doesn’t even take into account the beauty scoring chance he had immediately after the 2nd Colorado goal, with 2 swats from the sideboards that Stalock needed to be stellar for.
Kerfoot also had a penalty shot in the final minute of the 2nd period, after Jonas Brodin tackled him on a breakaway attempt. Kerfoot beat Andrew Hammond with the shot, but rang it off iron to keep the game 2-1 after 2.
To say he was Colorado’s entire offense is an understatement. This is taking into consideration that the Avalanche top line were dressed in this game and only had one scoring chance before overtime.