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MacKinnon Named NHL Second Star of the Week

The forward had seven points (four goals, three assists) in three games

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon was named the NHL's Second Star for the week ending on Nov. 17, the league announced on Monday. 

MacKinnon led the Avs with seven points (four goals, three assists) and his four goals tied for second in the league last week.

The Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, native recorded his seventh career four-point outing on Tuesday at the Winnipeg Jets. He had two goals and two assists to factor on each Avalanche goal in the team's 4-0 win against the division rival.

Video: COL@WPG: MacKinnon streaks in and scores second goal

It was the second time this season that MacKinnon had registered four points in a contest, as he also had four (one goal, three assists) in the Avs' 9-4 win against the Nashville Predators on Nov. 7.

On Saturday, MacKinnon scored in overtime to help lead Colorado to a 5-4 victory at the Vancouver Canucks. It was the eighth regular-season overtime goal of his career, surpassing Joe Sakic to take sole possession of second place in franchise history in the category.

Video: COL@VAN: MacKinnon goes coast-to-coast for OT winner

He finished the outing in Vancouver with two goals and an assist to bring his season total to 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists) in 20 games, ranking sixth in the league in scoring so far this year.

This is MacKinnon's fifth time being named to the NHL's weekly stars and first since he was the second star for the week of March 12-18, 2018. He is the second Colorado player to be honored in the league's accolades this season, joining rookie defenseman Cale Makar, who earned third star honors for the week of Nov. 4-10.

Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid was named the league's first star of the week while Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle earned third star honors.

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