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.