Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche overtook one of Gretzky’s records Thursday night against the Detroit Red Wings. Gretzky held the record, along with many other records, for the most consecutive points as an 18 year old.
Gretzky had 12 games with consecutive points. MacKinnon over passed the record when he earned an assist on the game winning goal, scored by Andre Benoit, in overtime against the Red Wings.
MacKinnon now holds the record with 13 consecutive games with at least a point. He leads all rookies with 22 goals and 51 points, with five goals and 18 points in the streak (NHL.com). MacKinnon was the number one pick of the 2013 draft and is proving his position as the best in his class by surpassing the Great One’s record.
Nathan MacKinnon will get the chance to extend the streak at 2 PM (CST), on Saturday March 8th, at home against the St.Louis Blues.