Nathan Mackinnon leads NHL 3 Stars of the Week

NEW YORK The mid-season accolades continue to pour in for Avalanche forward Nathan Mackinnon. Monday the NHL named him the leagues first star of the week.

This comes after his 8 point performance over 3 games last week. Mackinnon had 3 goals and 5 assists helping Colorado to win 2 of 3 games.

Mackinnon is the only player in the NHL ranked in the top-15 league wide in both goals and assists. He continues to make his case for the Hart Trophy.

The Avalanche fell short Monday night, losing to the New York Islanders 1-0. Next up, Colorado will wrap up the road trip at Madison Square Garden, puck drop against the New York Rangers is set for 5:30 p.m.