Mike Cammalleri has been named the NHL's Third Star for the week ending Dec. 6, the National Hockey League announced today. Anaheim goaltender John Gibson and Nashville defenseman Shea Weber were named First and Second Star, respectively.
Cammalleri led the NHL with seven points (4g-3a) in four games, including three straight multi-point performances, to help the Devils (14-10-3, 31 points) move into the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.
After failing to register a point in a 2-1 loss to Colorado on Tuesday, Cammalleri reeled off three straight multi-point games: 2g-1a in a 5-1 victory at Carolina on Thursday, 1g-1a in a 4-3 overtime loss to Philadelphia on Friday and 1g-1a in a 4-2 win over Florida yesterday.
The 33-year-old Toronto native, who has recorded nine multi-point performances this season, ranks fifth in the League with 30 overall (11g-19a, 27 games). He has posted three straight multi-point contests for the third time in his career, also Feb. 3-10, 2007 (3g-5a-8pts in 3 GP w/ LAK) and Feb. 24 – March 1, 2009 (4g-4a-8pts in 3 GP w/ CGY).
Cammalleri became the fastest Devil to reach 30 points since 2009-10 (Zach Parise, 24 games).