MacKinnon posted two assists and he registered three hits in Tuesday's 6-4 loss against the Blackhawks.
These are not the best of times in Denver right now, but MacKinnon continues to do his job well. He has four multi-point performances over his past 10 outings, but his terrible minus-13 caps his fantasy value at the moment. Still, he generates enough scoring to overcome the negative rating.
MacKinnon scored a goal and fired a game-high six shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Ducks.
MacKinnon has scored in back-to-back games while topping the 20-minute mark in six of the past seven. He continues to generate plenty of chances, but poor defensive play and goaltending around the 21-year-old center have led him to a minus-12 rating nonetheless. Don't expect things to get any easier, as MacKinnon's next five games are all against Western Conference foes currently occupying playoff positions.
The 21-year-old pivot also assisted on the first goal of the game to improve his numbers to 10 goals, 27 points and 128 shots. With the
He went into the Christmas break with a two-point game against Chicago last Friday, and MacKinnon came out of it just as productively. However, his failures on the power play are becoming hard to miss -- over the last six games, the 21-year-old pivot has averaged 4:34 on the man advantage, resulting in exactly no points. His even-strength productivity has kept him afloat, but he's also among the Avs who aren't playing strong defense, and his career-worst minus-12 rating is the result.
MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal in overtime and registered an assist against Chicago on Friday.
MacKinnon's speed and quick release were on full display on the game-winner. The goal snapped a five-game scoring drought, and he had just one assist during the span. Now up to nine goals and 23 points, MacKinnon needs to start stringing together a few more multi-point nights if he's going to top his career-high 63 points from his rookie campaign in 2013-14.