Avalanche Fall 6-3 In Vegas, Eliminated From Playoffs

Avalanche Goalie Phillip Grubauer allows 1 of his 6, Game 6 (Photo: David Becker)

The Avalanche ended their season prematurely following a 6-game loss and around 2 series defeat.

Nathan MacKinnon was named 1 of 3 finalists for the Hart Trophy as the league’s MVP earlier, Thursday morning. However, postgame, he could only think about the other 25 guys In his locker room. We got a lot of warriors in our dressing room, I do my think that’s it.”

MacKinnon was noticeably frustrated, "There’s always next year," he said, "that’s all we talk about. I’m going into my 9th year next year, and haven’t won shit."

The Avs outshot Vegas 33-23, but it didn't ultimately matter.