MacKinnon topped the NHL with nine points (three goals, six assists) in three games to power the Avalanche to a perfect week and into second place in the Central Division. The native of Cole Harbour, N.S., highlighted his week with his eighth career four-point performance, and third of the season, with a goal and three assists in Colorado’s 5-2 win over Chicago on Friday.
Rittich stopped 95 of the 101 shots he faced, compiling a 2-0-1 record, 1.94 goals-against average and .941 save percentage in three contests to lift the Flames to five out of a possible six standings points. The play of the Czech goaltender helped stabilized the Flames on the ice while the team dealt with an off-ice controversy that led to the resignation of head coach Bill Peters.
Jones went 3-0-0 with a 1.98 goals-against average and .935 save percentage in three appearances to backstop the Sharks to three wins in four games and into third place in the Pacific Division.