Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Rookie Nathan MacKinnon set up Andre Benoit
for the game-winning goal with 31.4 seconds left in overtime as the Colorado
Avalanche edged Detroit, 3-2, on a night former defenseman Nicklas Lindstrom
was immortalized by the Red Wings.
Benoit was alone in the left circle and one-timed MacKinnon's pass from the
right side of the net high over Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard.
The assist gave MacKinnon a point in 13 consecutive games, passing Wayne
Gretzky for the longest point streak by an 18-year-old. Gretzky went 12
straight games with a point from Dec. 9, 1979-Jan. 5, 1980.
Matt Duchene had a goal and assisted on P.A. Parenteau's tying goal in the
third period for Colorado, which has won four games in a row and snapped a
four-game losing streak to the Red Wings.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned away 35 Detroit shots.
Niklas Kronwall and Tomas Jurco scored for Detroit, which lost its second
straight game on the night Lindstrom's No. 5 was raised to the rafters during
a lavish pre-game ceremony.
Howard stopped 22 shots.
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