NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Kings
center Anze Kopitar
, Montreal Canadiens
left wing Mike Cammalleri
and San Jose Sharks
center Patrick Marleau
have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the week ending Oct. 25.
FIRST STAR -- ANZE KOPITAR, C, LOS ANGELES KINGS
Kopitar led all scorers last week with nine points (six goals, three assists) as the Kings (8-4-0) posted four consecutive victories and climbed to first place in the Pacific Division. Kopitar tallied one goal in a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars
on Oct. 19, recorded his first career hat trick in a 5-4 overtime victory over Dallas Oct. 22, notched three assists in a 5-3 win against the Phoenix Coyotes
Oct. 24 and scored two goals in a 6-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets
Oct. 25. Kopitar, who in 2008-09 became the first Kings player since Luc Robitaille
to tally at least 20 goals in each of his first three NHL seasons, is on track for career year. The 22-year-old Slovenia native leads the League in goals (10) and points (21) in 12 games.
SECOND STAR -- MIKE CAMMALLERI, LW, MONTREAL CANADIENS
Cammalleri recorded six points (four goals, two assists) as the Canadiens (5-5-0) posted three consecutive victories. Cammalleri notched one assist in a 2-1 shootout win over the Atlanta Thrashers
Oct. 20, recorded one goal in a 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders
Oct. 22 and tallied a hat trick, including the overtime winner, plus an assist in a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers
Oct. 24. Cammalleri leads the Canadiens in scoring with 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 10 games.
THIRD STAR -- PATRICK MARLEAU, C, SAN JOSE SHARKS
Marleau tallied nine points (three goals, six assists) as the Sharks (7-4-1) finished their six-game East Coast road trip with a 3-1-0 record. Marleau posted three multi-point games, beginning with a goal and two assists in a 7-3 victory over the New York Rangers
Oct. 19. He recorded one assist in a 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning
Oct. 22 and tallied two goals, including the game-winner, and one assist in a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Thrashers
Oct. 24. Marleau finished the week by extending his point streak to five games with a pair of assists in a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers
Oct. 25. Marleau ranks second on the Sharks in scoring with 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in 12 games.