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Savard Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins center Marc Savard has been named the First Star in the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending November 5.

Each Monday, the NHL recognizes three players who delivered the League's top performances over the preceding week.

Savard, who led all NHL scorers with eight points (three goals, five assists) in two games last week, recorded points on 80% of the Bruins' goals. He opened the week with one goal and two assists in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres Nov. 2 and matched a career high with five points (two goals, three assists) in a 6-5 overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning November 4. Savard signed with Boston as a free agent after recording a career-high 97 points (28 goals, 69 assists) with Atlanta in 2005-06, finishing ninth in League scoring. The 5-10, 195 lb. Ottawa native leads Boston in scoring this season with 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in 11 games entering the Bruins game against the Thrashers.
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