Colorado Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri records hat trick in Game 4 to push St. Louis Blues to brink of elimination

Avalanche center Nazem Kadri, who was the subject of racist attacks and threats following his injurious collision with Blues goalie Jordan Binnington in Saturday’s Game 3, tallied a hat trick in Colorado’s 6-3 Game 4 win on Monday night, pushing St. Louis to the brink of elimination.

Kadri scored two goals in the second period during an Avalanche rally that saw them tally four goals in 4 minutes and 53 seconds for a 4-1 lead. The second of those goals came right after a Colorado 5-on-3 power play that Kadri drew, after Pavel Buchnevich hit him after the whistle and David Perron cross-checked him to the ice.