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Avalanche star Cale Makar keeps making NHL playoff history with incredible feat in sweep of Oilers

Cale Makar, Avalanche

If it wasn’t already known, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar is an absolute superstar. The 23-year-old once again showed why as his team swept the Edmonton Oilers in impressive fashion on Monday, booking their spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In the process, Makar made history. Per ESPN Stats & Info, he’s only the fourth defenseman ever to tally nine points in a four-game span in the postseason. The most impressive part? The Avalanche stud already did it once:

Makar not only did a tremendous job of shutting down the best hockey player in the world, Connor McDavid, but Makar also did his damage offensively. He wristed home the Avalanche’s first goal in Game 4 and ended up also supplying four assists. Talk about a Swiss Army knife.

His regular-season numbers were absolutely out of this world as well, scoring 28 times and tallying 58 assists in 77 games played. He’s undoubtedly a big reason Colorado is back in the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2001 during the Joe Sakic era. Although McDavid still had three goals and two assists in the series, Makar did a very good job of containing him in countless situations.

In these playoffs, Cale Makar now has five goals and 17 assists in 14 games played for the Avalanche. If they end up winning it all, he’ll be a huge factor in bringing the cup back home.