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by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning
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After posting nine points in the span of four consecutive games, Martin St. Louis skated away with the NHL's First Star of the Week honors for the week ending November 26.

St. Louis, who leads the Lightning in scoring with 30 points (15 goals, 15 assists), led all NHL scorers for the week with four goals and five assists.

Putting up multiple points in each of the week's games, St. Louis began his point-scoring streak with both Lightning goals in a 7-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Rebounding from the loss, St. Louis helped jump-start a three-game winning streak for Tampa Bay two nights later at the Florida Panthers. St. Louis dished out three assists in the contest. Two of those assists came early in the third period, helping the Lightning regain their lead to win the game.

Returning to Tampa for a three-game home stand St. Louis sealed a come-from-behind victory for the Lightning by scoring an overtime game-winner against the Atlanta Thrashers. St. Louis added an assist in the victory, and his goal tied him for first in the NHL with four game-winning markers this season.

St. Louis rounded out his week with a goal and an assist against the Ottawa Senators. After assisting on Brad Richards' second period game-winner, St. Louis scored an insurance goal with less than two minutes remaining in the game.

St. Louis' nine-point week elevated the forward to seventh in the NHL scoring race. His 15 goals rank St. Louis fifth in the League behind Brendan Shanahan (17) and three players tied for second with 16 goals each.

This week marks the first time St. Louis has been recognized for Three Stars of the Week or Player of the Week honors in his career. St. Louis was previously recognized as the NHL'a Player of the Month in January and February, 2004.
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