Gabriel Landeskog’s been one of the most important pieces for the Avalanche ever since he first joined the organisation.
The Swedish captain isn’t afraid of leveling others, and at the same time, he also receives plenty of hits himself.
Last night, he showed what a captain is all about. Against the Red Wings, Landeskog sacrificed himself for the team in the most captain way possible.
Landeskog got the puck in the defensive zone, but in the same moment, Robby Fabbri came swooping in delivering a crunching hit.
The Swede saw Fabbri getting closer and sent the puck to Logan O’Connor for a breakaway goal at the same moment he got dropped, Landeskog tallied the assist on the goal, which turned out to be the game winner.
The Avalanche came out with a 2-1 victory on the road against the Red Wings, with the team now being on a seven-game win streak. It’s their longest one since January 2018, according to ESPNS’s Stats & Information.
The Avalanche sits at 87 points, moving to within one point of the Blues for the Western Conference lead.
Landeskog didn’t only take a huge hit during the game. The captain also got a stick up his face, with him bleeding from the nose.