Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen scores hat trick against Blue Jackets in native Finland

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With the Colorado Avalanche participating in the NHL’s Global Series, star forward Mikko Rantanen got the opportunity to play a regular-season video game in his native Finland. Rantanen did not dissatisfy the house crowd as he provided a hat technique in a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Avalanche and Blue Jackets remain in Tampere, Finland for a set of video games at Nokia Arena, and Rantanen took the program in the very first one. The Finnish native torched the Blue Jackets for 3 objectives and a help in a fantastic revealing that provided the crowd its cash’s worth.

Rantanen got on the board early in the 2nd duration when he got Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Mezlikins out of position and fired a shot into an open web. In the 3rd duration, Rantanen broke a 3-3 tie with a laser of a one-timer on the power play. Rantanen topped off his hat technique with an empty-net objective to seal the win for the Avs.

After Rantanen finished his hat technique, the crowd at Nokia Arena started shouting his name to reveal its gratitude.

Rantanen likewise helped on an objective by defenseman Cale Makar, and he was called the very first star of the video game. Rantanen is now approximately 15 points in 10 video games played, and he is currently on speed for another huge season with Colorado.

Blue Jackets winger Patrik Laine, who is from Tampere, likewise scored an objective in the video game.



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