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Avalanche beat Red Wings in overtime

5 photos photo - Colorado Avalanche's Matt Duchene (9) takes a shot on goal against Detroit Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson (52), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) + caption
Colorado Avalanche's Matt Duchene (9) takes a shot on goal against Detroit Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson (52), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
The Associated Press Updated: March 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm

DETROIT — Andre Benoit scored off an assist from rookie Nathan MacKinnon with 31.4 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

MacKinnon has a point in 13 straight games, breaking Wayne Gretzky's record for an 18-year-old NHL player.

Colorado's P.A. Parenteau made it a 2-all game 5:49 into the third period.

Detroit took leads on Niklas Kronwall's goal midway through the first period and Tomas Jurco's score with 7:50 left in the second.

Matt Duchene tied it at 1 midway through the second period.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 35 saves for the Avalanche, who have won four straight. Detroit's Jimmy Howard stopped 22 shots.

The Red Wings retired Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 jersey before the game.

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