NEW YORK (Nov. 4, 2019) - Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson, Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 3.
SECOND STAR - JAKUB VRANA, LW, WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Vrana paced the NHL with five goals in three contests (5-1-6) as the League-leading Capitals (11-2-3, 25 points) recorded a perfect week to extend their overall point streak to nine games dating to Oct. 16 (8-0-1).
Vrana picked up an assist on Alex Ovechkin's overtime winner in a 4-3 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs Oct. 29. He then posted multiple goals in each of his next two outings, scoring twice in a 6-1 triumph over the Buffalo Sabres Nov. 1 and registering his first career hat trick (as well as the game-winning goal) in a 4-2 victory against the Calgary Flames Nov. 3.
The 23-year-old Prague, Czech Republic, native sits third on Washington with 9‑5-14 through 16 games this season after posting career highs in goals (24), assists (23) and points (47) in 2018-19.