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Stastny tie rookie record with 17-game point streak

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Colorado Avalanche forward Paul Stastny
extended his point streak to 17 games Wednesday night, tying the
NHL rookie record with a first-period assist against Buffalo.

Sneaking up the left wing, Stastny made a nifty move to elude
two Sabres defenders. He went around the net to set up Milan
Hejduk's one-timer from the right circle 10 minutes into the game.
The short-handed goal lifted the Avalanche into a 1-1 tie with the
Sabres.

Stastny then added an assist on Brett McLean's goal 12 seconds
into the second period, giving Colorado a 2-1 lead.

Stastny, who has eight goals and 25 points during the streak,
tied the rookie mark set in 1993 by Winnipeg's Teemu Selanne.

Stastny also set the franchise rookie record, breaking the
16-game mark set by his father, Peter, in 1980 with the then-Quebec
Nordiques.
The 17-game streak is the longest in the NHL this season, and
the best run since Ottawa's Dany Heatley had a point in 22
consecutive games from Oct. 5 to Nov. 29, 2005.