Kane led all skaters with five goals and added an assist as the Blackhawks picked up three wins to continue their torrid start to the season (10-0-2, 22 points). He began the week with two goals, including the game-winner, in a 5-3 victory at the San Jose Sharks Feb. 5. Kane netted another pair of goals and recorded his 10th helper of the season in a 6-2 win at the Phoenix Coyotes Feb. 7. He closed the week with his ninth goal of the year in 3-0 triumph at the Nashville Predators Feb. 10. The 24-year-old Buffalo, N.Y., native has points in six consecutive games (7-3—10), including goals in five straight, and is second in the League with 19 points (9-10—19). In 411 career NHL games, all with Chicago, the former No. 1 overall pick (2007) has 135-253—388.
Benn recorded six points (4-2—6), including two game-winning goals, in three games to help the Stars (6-5-1, 13 points) move into eighth place in the Western Conference. He opened the week with two scores, including the winner, and an assist in a 3-2 victory at the Colorado Avalanche Feb. 4. Benn then scored and assisted on the overtime winner in a 3-2 triumph at the Edmonton Oilers Feb. 6. He finished the week with a goal - another winner - in his third straight game, a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks Feb. 8. In seven games this season, the Victoria, B.C., native is second on the Stars with seven points (4-3—7). Benn has played his entire four-year NHL career with Dallas, totaling 74-93—167 in 229 games.
Brodeur went 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and .942 save percentage as the Devils moved into first place in the Eastern Conference (8-1-3, 19 points) with five straight wins. He recorded 24 saves in a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers Feb. 5 and another 17 stops in a 4-2 triumph against the Tampa Bay Lightning Feb. 7. Appearing in his 1,200th career game, Brodeur closed the week with 24 saves as the Devils picked up the first of a pair of 3-1 wins over the Pittsburgh Penguins Feb. 9. The 40-year-old has played in nine games this season, posting a 6-1-2 record with a 2.29 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. In 19 career NHL seasons, all with New Jersey, Brodeur leads all goaltenders with 662 wins and 120 shutouts.