Kuznetsov, Marc­hand, Burns named NHL three stars of the month

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

NEW YORK - Washington Cap­i­tals cen­tre Evgeny Kuznetsov was named NHL first star of the month on Wed­nes­day af­ter record­ing 20 points over 15 games in Jan­uary.

Kuznetsov had seven goals and 13 as­sists to lead the Cap­i­tals to a 12-2-1 record last month.

Bos­ton Bru­ins left-winger Brad Marc­hand was the sec­ond star and San Jose Sharks de­fence­man Brent Burns was the third star.

Marc­hand had 20 points (11-9) in 14 games, in­clud­ing a five-point ef­fort on Jan. 14 against the Philadel­phia Fly­ers.

Burns, mean­while, led all NHL blue-lin­ers with 18 points (612) in 14 games.

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