Video: Matt Duchene’s nifty goal, Nathan MacKinnon’s hat trick

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It’s been a season of hot and cold streaks for Matt Duchene a few months in, so the Colorado Avalanche must hope that this is a sign of another torrid run.

Either way, it’s a burst of genius, as Duchene spun and then put his 17th goal of the season by bouncing it off of San Jose Sharks defenseman Paul Martin.

You can see the goal in the video above, while My Regular Face provides a helpful angle on this GIF.

That’s a heck of a way to end a four-game scoring drought.

Update: Nathan MacKinnon generated a hat trick in stealing the show from Duchene as Colorado beat San Jose 6-3.