“Threekko” Rantanen leads Avs to 3-2 victory over Jets

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It's almost easy to forget him.

Despite towering over so much of the competition with his 6'4" frame, Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen regularly finds himself in the shadow of his more famous linemates, budding superstar Nathan MacKinnon and captain Gabe Landeskog.

Following another game in which the Avalanche found a way to beat the Central Division-leading Winnipeg Jets behind their top trio, Rantanen seems almost surprised to be the center of media attention despite his three-point night.

Landeskog quickly departed his adjacent stall to give his Finnish kid teammate sole possession of the spotlight. The normally shy Rantanen seemed to embrace the role of explaining what has been going right for a team that is now 8-3-1 in their last 12 games after Erik Johnson scored on a breakaway in overtime to dispatch the Jets.

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