Top 3 put up 27 points for stars

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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 as Chicago im­proved its over­all record to 39-18-5.

Gau­dreau recorded eight points (two goals, six as­sists) in four road vic­to­ries to pro­pel the Flames to a 33-26-4 record and the first wild card po­si­tion in the Western Con­fer­ence.

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