New York Rangers forward Jaromir Jagr has been named the NHL’s Second Star for the week ending Dec. 30.
Jagr tied for first among all NHL scorers during the period with seven points (four goals and three assists) in three games. The right wing helped lead the Blueshirts to a 3-0-0 record over the span. He began the week tallying two goals in a 4-2 win vs. the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
On Saturday, he notched one goal and three assists for a season-high, four points in a 6-1 victory over the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. The Kladno, Czech Republic native capped off the week with one goal in a 4-3 overtime win vs. the Canadiens on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.
Now in his third full season with the team, the Blueshirts’ captain has registered 110 goals and 172 assists for 282 points in 234 games with the Rangers. He currently ranks 42nd on the Rangers’ all-time scoring list.
Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin (First Star) and San Jose Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov (Third Star) were also named to the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ of the week for the period ending Dec. 30.
Ovechkin registered seven points (five goals and two assists) in three games to tie Jagr for the scoring lead during the stretch. Nabokov posted a record of 3-0-0, along with a 1.34 goals against average, a .949 save percentage and one shutout over the span.