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Moulson named NHL's first star of the week

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
The National Hockey League announced today that Islanders forward Matt Moulson has been named the First Star of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Dec. 4.


Moulson, 28, scored six goals and added one assist in three games last week to help the Islanders to a 2-0-1 record. The North York, ON, native finished the week with the league’s first four-goal game of the season Saturday in Dallas, extending his goal-scoring streak to four games.

Moulson leads all Islanders with 13 goals and ranks third on the team with 19 points. His plus-2 rating and three game-winning goals are also team highs. Last season, Moulson posted his second-straight 30-goal season with the Islanders, finishing with 31 goals and 22 assists.

The Islanders acquired Moulson as a free agent in 2009 and agreed to terms on a three-year deal in January, 2011. The Los Angeles Kings selected Moulson in the ninth round (263rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.



Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports noted that only 11 players in the NHL have more goals than Matt Moulson since the start of the 2009-10 season.

Here's a list of all players, through Saturday, with at least 70 goals in that span:


Rk Player GP G A PTS
1 Steven Stamkos 189 112 101 213
2 Patrick Marleau 187 91 85 176
3 Alex Ovechkin 176 90 123 213
4 Corey Perry 189 88 107 195
5 Sidney Crosby 129 85 102 187
6 Jarome Iginla 189 82 88 170
7 Phil Kessel 178 78 73 151
8 Ilya Kovalchuk 177 78 83 161
9 Daniel Sedin 170 78 140 218
10 Marian Gaborik 161 76 79 155
11 Bobby Ryan 188 76 71 147
12 Matt Moulson 188 74 46 120
13 Rick Nash 177 73 79 152
14 Alexander Semin 161 73 75 148
15 Jeff Carter 169 72 63 135
16 Dany Heatley 188 72 90 162
17 Patrick Sharp 183 72 91 163
18 Jonathan Toews 183 72 101 173
19 Thomas Vanek 177 72 81 153
20 Ryan Kesler 184 71 91 162
21 Alexandre Burrows 177 70 58 128
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