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.

Melissa White started playing ice hockey when she was only six years old. She spent her youth playing hockey in Seattle, Washington. She played with the boys until she was old enough to make the switch to a competitive girl's under 19 hockey team at the age of 12. Melissa played NCAA Division III college hockey in Buffalo, New York, for the Buffalo State Bengals. She was named Rookie of the Year and voted Assistant Captain during her junior season. Presently, Melissa manages and coaches a U-19 girl's team and an ACHA men's college team. Her favorite teams are the St. Louis Blues and the New Jersey Devils. She fell in love with the Devils on her sixth birthday when she received an autographed Martin Brodeur puck from her parents. Melissa is also attending Bradley University and pursuing a degree in Sports Communication.

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