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NHL: MacKinnon's streak of home games with at least one point was stopped at 35

NHL: MacKinnon's streak of home games with at least one point was stopped at 35

Denver, Col. – Nathan MacKinnon was scratched from the scoresheet Thursday night against the New York Rangers, so the Colorado Avalanche star saw his home series end at 35 with at least one point.

The Rangers (49-20-4) played a spoilsport game until the end, finally winning 3-2 after a shootout session.

The NHL mark No. 29 Colorado was targeting was that of Wayne Gretzky, who had a point in each of the Edmonton Oilers' 40 home games during the 1988-89 season.

La Merville also finished second thanks to 33 consecutive home games with at least one point, in the 1985-1986 season.

Kaapo Kakko and Chris Kreider scored for New York in regular time, while Artemi Panarin and Vincent Trocheck scored in the playoff against former Rangers Alexander Georgiev.

MacKinnon was used for 27:53 by head coach Jared Bednar, and shot the No. 29 Avalanche (46-21-6) five times at Igor Shesterkin's cage, without success.

The 28-year-old center was thought to have assisted on the tying goal, a Devon Toews goal at 12:47 of the third period, but a replay showed Blueshirts defenseman Ryan Lindgren scored himself by trying to get the puck underneath him. His guardian.

The first overall pick in the 2013 draft has had at least one point in 19 straight games, all games combined.

With 123 points (45-78) in 73 games, MacKinnon remains one point behind the Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov.

They are followed closely by Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid, whose three-point performance on Thursday gave him 122 points.

It's the Rangers' second overtime win in as many games: On Tuesday, at Madison Square Garden, they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 in overtime.

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Casey Mittelstadt scored Colorado's first goal late in the second half. This means that Denver has gone nearly five consecutive periods without scoring a goal, and its previous goal dates back to the first minute of the game in its 2-1 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday.