Highlights: MacKinnon Leads Avs to 5-1 Win Over Red Wings

DENVER, CO - MARCH 18: Nathan MacKinnon
DENVER, CO - MARCH 18: Nathan MacKinnon /

The Detroit Red Wings lost their 10th consecutive game on Sunday afternoon as they fell to the Colorado Avalanche 5-1.

Nathan MacKinnon continued his phenomenal season with three points against the Red Wings. Most importantly, the Avalanche gained an all-important two points in the Western Conference wild-card race as they close in on the postseason.

Game Timeline

Things got off to a rough start for the Red Wings right off the bat. The Avalanche went ahead just under four minutes into the game. MacKinnon’s shot was deflected home by Gabriel Landeskog who recorded his first of three points on the afternoon.

Blake Comeau made it 2-0 later in the first period. He dispatched a pass from Carl Soderberg past Jared Coreau.

MacKinnon scored his first of the game in the second period on a brilliant individual effort.

Justin Abdelkader got the Red Wings on the board just one minute later for his 99th career National Hockey League goal.

In the third period, the Avalanche got another goal from MacKinnon. He once again showed why he is one of the best in the league as he circled the net and scored a wraparound goal with relative ease.

Tyson Barrie took advantage of a 5 v. 3 power play opportunity later in the final period to extend his point streak to 10 games, which is a career-high for the defenseman.

Game Notes

  • Coreau finished with 26 saves on 31 shots faced. His record falls to 0-3.
  • Semyon Varlamov stopped 37 of the 28 shots he faced. He has won three of his last four starts.
  • The Red Wings outshot the Avalanche 38 to 31.
  • Mikko Rantanen extends his point streak to six games. He had two assists in the victory.
  • MacKinnon’s point streak stands at 11 games.

Up Next

The Red Wings return home for a two-game mid-week homestand. They face Petr Mrazek and the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.