MacKinnon saves his streak with 28 seconds left

MacKinnon saves his streak with 28 seconds left

Nathan MacKinnon's fantastic run of home games with at least a point almost came to an end on Tuesday night, but he has Artturi Lehkonen to thank for that.

The Colorado Avalanche forward was still looking for a point late in the third period of the game against the Vancouver Canucks. The visitors had removed their goalkeeper in favor of a sixth outfield player, which opened the door.

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MacKinnon found Lehkonen, who scored into an empty net with 28 seconds left.

The Nova Scotian has picked up one point in the Avs' 27 home games this season. This is the second-longest streak in history, behind Wayne Gretzky's 40 games in the 1988-89 season.

The Avalanche took advantage of the opportunity to win 3-1 and record their sixth straight win at Ball Arena. MacKinnon is second in the league standings with 92 points in 57 games.