After a dominant week that saw him pass Bobby Hull into second in Blackhawks’ franchise history in points, Patrick Kane was named the No. 1 Star of the Week by the NHL on Monday.
From the NHL’s release:
“Kane paced the NHL with nine assists and 10 points in three contests (1-9—10) to power the Blackhawks (22-30-8, 52 points) to a pair of victories. He established single-game highs with five assists and six points (1-5—6) – the first six-point performance by a Chicago player since Feb. 5, 1995 (Bernie Nicholls: 4-2—6 at VAN) – in an 8-3 triumph over the Anaheim Ducks March 8. Kane then collected one assist in a 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins March 10 before finishing the week with three more helpers, his 21st career three-assist outing, in a 6-3 win against the Ottawa Senators March 12. The 33-year-old Buffalo, N.Y., native – who has points in six straight games dating to March 3 (3-12—15) – has played in 56 total contests this season, topping the Blackhawks and ranking among the League leaders in assists (t-7th; 49), shots on goal (9th; 209) and points (13th; 68).“
Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom and New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee were named the Nos. 2 and 3 Stars of the Week, respectively.