After another dominant week, Chicago’s Patrick Kane was named the NHL’s Number One Star of the Week – again.
From the release:
Kane tied for the League lead in points with seven (4-3—7) as the Blackhawks (31-13-4, 66 points) won all four starts to move into first place in the Central Division. Kane began the week by recording one assist in a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators Jan. 12. On Jan. 14 he was held pointless in a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens before notching his first career regular-season hat trick (623 GP) – including the game-winning goal – and adding one assist in a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 15. Kane closed the week by recording one goal and one assist in a 5-2 win over Montreal on Jan. 17 to help the Blackhawks equal a franchise record with 11 consecutive victories. The 27 year-old Buffalo, NY, native leads the League in goals (29), assists (40) and points (69).
Calgary Flames center Sam Bennett and Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar were named the NHL’s Number Two and Three Stars, respectively, for the week ending Jan.17.