March 11, 2013 10:59 am

NHL recognizes Carter in “Three Stars”

Set amidst the backdrop of 13 goals in 13 games, Jeff Carter recorded a hat trick against the Nashville Predators as part of a six-goal week and was named the NHL’s third star of the week for his red hot efforts. His six game-winning goals lead the league, while his four first goals – including the one he recorded in a 6-2 win over Calgary on Saturday – are tied for fifth.

The Kings posted a 3-1 record last week, outscoring Nashville, St. Louis, Dallas and Calgary 19-12 while defeating the Predators, Blues and Flames.

Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky earned first star honors by virtue of a four-win week that included a shutout. The Blue Jackets have won five consecutive games, the team’s longest streak since a franchise-record six consecutive wins in late 2006.

Sidney Crosby recorded nine assists and 11 points to lead all NHL skaters in earning the week’s second star.

For the NHL’s release, click here.

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