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Avalanches in Colorado star Cale Makar led the team to a sweep of the Nashville Predators in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and in the deciding match, he said fans were throwing things at him.
The 23-year-old defender, who scored three goals and seven assists, said fans were raining down on Skittles after Colorado defeated Nashville 5-3 on Monday night in Game 4.
“Yeah, the building was really cool tonight until the end, people threw Skittles at me during the show, so I’m not sure why. But other than that the fans were really loud tonight,” he told reporters. through Yahoo Sports.
“It was just like last minute of play. A couple of Skittles were hitting me. They don’t have Smarties in the US, I don’t think. So it must have been Skittles.”
Makar scored a goal in the Colorado win on Monday night. He led his team up 2-1 with a shot near the blue line at 13:33 in the second period.
“Whenever you get a chance to finish a team’s season, you take it and run,” he said. “Try it at least. For us tonight there were a lot of ups and downs, but we wanted that. I think only resilience in general has shown from our group.”
Makar was announced as a finalist for the Norris Trophy before Colorado became the first team to advance to the conference semifinals. He led defenders with 28 goals and became the eighth person in his position as him in NHL history with seven or more points in the first three games of a postseason.
“He could be the best player in the league right now,” said Nathan MacKinnon of Makar.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.