Colorado defenseman Ian Cole has taken a young kid under his wing as he starts his 11th season in the NHL, dining with him often and going the extra mile to make sure his needs are met. Of course, this is Cole's infant son, who was born over the summer.
Neil Parker previews the Yahoo Friday NHL slate as Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon could bounce back against the Blues.
The Colorado Avalanche scored six power-play goals in an 8-0 onslaught of the visiting St. Louis Blues on Friday night in Denver. Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists while Gabriel Landeskog scored twice to reach 200 goals for his career. Nazem Kadri, Mikko Rantanen, Devon Toews and Andre Burakovsky had a goal and an assist each and Joonas Donskoi also scored.