During the Colorado Avalanche's celebration of winning the Stanley Cup, Andrew Cogliano yelled at Nathan MacKinnon. He shouted, "87!"
The final two digits of MacKinnon's hotel room were mentioned, which the star forward for Colorado took to be a good omen when he checked in ahead of Sunday night's Game 6 in Tampa.
Like MacKinnon, Sidney Crosby is famous for being No. 87 and is from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia.
Like Crosby, MacKinnon is now a Stanley Cup victor.
According to MacKinnon, "We just felt like it was fate." "The moment I learned the room number, we just knew we were going to win."
Fate didn't assist MacKinnon in beating 2021 postseason MVP Andrei Vasilevskiy with a flawless shot, nor did it assist him in assisting Artturi Lehkonen in scoring Colorado's first or second goals.