Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward and Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 20.
First Star -- Jeff Carter
Carter paced the NHL with three game-winning tallies - and also tied for the League lead with four total goals (4-2-6) - in four outings to propel the Kings (10-9-1, 21 points) into a share of first place, in terms of points, in the Pacific Division.
After being held off the scoresheet in a 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche Nov. 15, Carter scored the decisive goal in three consecutive outings: a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers Nov. 17 (1-1-2), a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils Nov. 19 and a 3-2 triumph over the Anaheim Ducks Nov. 20 (2-1-3).
In doing so, he became the first Kings player to record the winning goal in three straight team games since Dec. 2-9, 2010 (Anze Kopitar).
The 31-year-old London, Ont., native - who eclipsed 600 career points Sunday (316-285-601 in 815 GP) - leads the NHL with five game-winning goals and ranks first on Los Angeles with 9-8-17 in 20 contests this season.
Check out the highlights from Carter's amazing week:
Video: EDM@LAK: Carter finishes on a breakaway for SHG
Video: NJD@LAK: Carter grabs own rebound to beat Schneider
Video: Carter scores twice to lead Kings to 3-2 victory