Sports Yakupov matches last season's goal total with 3rd in 2 games vs. Bruins

15:23  12 october  2017
15:23  12 october  2017 Source:   theScore

Nail Yakupov thriving alongside Matt Duchene with Avalanche

  Nail Yakupov thriving alongside Matt Duchene with Avalanche Nail Yakupov may not be the superstar the Edmonton Oilers hoped for when they drafted him first overall, but he may have finally found a home in Colorado.While it’s still early of course, Yakupov has come out of the gate flying to start the season. His goal Wednesday against the Boston Bruins was his team-leading third, tying his total from all of last year with the Blues.

Missed 15 regular season and 2 playoff games with injuries Had 6-8=14 totals in 30 AHL Bruins games during 2 stints in Providence. Colin Wilson - needs 5 goals for 100. Nail Yakupov - needs 6 games for 300.

19 vs . ST. LOUIS 7:00 p.m. MDT (Altitude / Altitude 950). LAST GAME (Oct. 9) - Avalanche 4 at Boston 0 Nail Yakupov scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped all 29 shots to lead the Avalanche to a 4-0 victory over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Sven Andrighetto had a goal and an assist for

  Yakupov matches last season's goal total with 3rd in 2 games vs. Bruins © John Leyba / Denver Post / Getty

If Nail Yakupov could play against the Boston Bruins all season, he might have a shot at the "Rocket" Richard Trophy.

The Colorado Avalanche winger finished off an odd-man rush with Nathan MacKinnon to give his club a 2-1 lead early in the second period.

It was Yakupov's third goal in four games this season, and his third in two regular-season contests against the Bruins so far this fall. He potted a pair in a 4-0 victory over Boston on Monday.

Yakupov scored only three goals in 40 games with the St. Louis Blues in 2016-17.

He kept his resurgence going later in the second period Wednesday, notching an assist on the Matt Duchene marker that gave the Avalanche a 4-1 lead.

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