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MacKinnon reaches 30-goal mark, Avs beat Red Wings

DENVER—Nathan MacKinnon doesn't have to dig too deep to find a reason why he scores so much.

“I shoot a lot of pucks,” the Colorado All-Star forward said.

Shoot, it's really not that easy.

MacKinnon scored twice to reach the 30-goal mark for a third straight season and the Avalanche beat the reeling Detroit Red Wings 6-3 yesterday.

Powell's big fourth leads Raps past Hawks

ATLANTA—Norman Powell says nothing has changed, even though he's in the best streak of his highest-scoring season.

It may feel normal to the Toronto Raptors' sixth man. The results definitely look different.

Powell scored 27 points, including 17 in the final period, and the Raptors withstood Atlanta's late charge to beat the Hawks 122-117 yesterday.