MacKinnon, Skinner, Pettersson named NHL's three stars for January
MacKinnon led the NHL with 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) and tied for top spot with five game-winning goals as the Avalanche posted a 9-3-0 month to take over top spot in the Central Division.
MacKinnon, who also was named the league's first star of December, had a point in all 12 of Colorado's contests to extend his overall scoring streak to 13 games.
The 28-year-old MacKinnon, who will be making his fifth career NHL all-star appearance this weekend in Toronto, ranks second in the league with 84 points (31 goals, 53 assists).
Skinner went 9-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and .953 save percentage to help guide the Oilers to a perfect month and extend their winning streak to 16 games, one off the NHL record.
Pettersson, who will be playing in his fourth career all-star game this weekend, shared the league lead with 14 goals and tied MacKinnon with five game winners as the league-leading Canucks went 10-1-2 in January.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 1, 2024.