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Voracek named NHL's Second Star of the Week

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

Fresh off his two-goal effort, including the OT winner in last night's win against the Jets, Jakub Voracek was named the 'Second Star' in the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Dec. 21.

Voracek tied for second among all players with seven points (3g-4a, 7pts) in four games to power the Flyers to five out of a possible eight standings points and vault into the top spot in NHL scoring.

After being held off the scoresheet in a 3-1 defeat to the Tampa Bay Lightning Dec. 16, Voracek potted his 12th goal of the season – and also found the back of the net in the shootout – in a 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers Dec. 18. He then led the Flyers to a pair of weekend wins, matching a career high with four assists/points in a 7-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Dec. 20 and recorded two goals, including the overtime winner, in a 4-3 triumph against the Winnipeg Jets Dec. 21.

The 25-year-old Kladno, Czech Republic, native has found the scoresheet in 26 of 33 games this season, leading the NHL with 44 points and 30 assists. He is tied with teammate (and linemate)  Claude Giroux in the assists category.

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar was named the NHL's First Star, while Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was named Third Star for the week ending Dec. 21.

Watch Voracek's winner 10 seconds into overtime in the Flyers win over the Jets below...

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