Forsberg, Toews and Gaudreau named NHL’s three stars
NEW YORK - Nashville Predators left-wing Filip Forsberg, Chicago Blackhawks centre Jonathan Toews and Calgary Flames left-wing Johnny Gaudreau are the NHL’s three stars of the week.
Forsberg led all skaters with eight goals and 10 points, including back-to-back hat tricks, as the Predators gained seven of a possible eight standings points and improved their record to 31-22-9.
Forsberg is the first player in Predators history to record hat tricks in consecutive games and the first NHL player to achieve the feat since Vancouver’s Alexandre Burrows on Jan. 5 and Jan. 7, 2010. Toews recorded multi-point efforts in each of the Blackhawks three wins last week, putting up four goals and five assists. Gaudreau recorded eight points (two goals, six assists) in four road victories.