Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of December 9th through 15th.
First Star – Max Pacioretty (LW, Vegas Golden Knights)
- Pacioretty would lead all skaters in the NHL with eight points (5g, 3a) in four games played for the Golden Knights. Pacioretty would open the week with a goal against Chicago on Dec. 10th, then would follow up with another goal on Dec. 12th against St. Louis. On Dec. 13th he would register an overtime goal and an assist against Dallas, and to close out the week on Dec. 15th against Vancouver, Pacioretty would record two goals and two assists for a four poitn performance.
Second Star – Anthony Duclair (LW, Ottawa Senators)
- Duclair would tie for the League lead in goals (5) for the week. Duclair would start the week with a three point (2g, 1a) performance against Boston on Dec. 9th, but he would be held scoreless on Dec. 11th against Montreal. Then to close out the week Duclair would score his third career hat trick against Columbus on Dec. 14th.
Third Star – Jack Eichel (C, Buffalo Sabres)
- Eichel would continue his hot streak as he would expand his point streak to 16 games as he would tally five goals and an assist for six points on the week. On Dec. 10th against St. Louis Eichel would score a pair of goals to start the week, and then he would net another pair of goals against Nashville on Dec. 12th. To close out the week on Dec. 14th against the New York Islanders, Eichel would record a goal and an assist for his third two point night of the week.
*All Graphics courtesy of the NHL.
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