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Kreider Named NHL's Second Star of the Week

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / New York Rangers

Chris Kreider was named the NHL's Second Star of the Week for the week ending Jan. 1.

Via the NHL

Kreider shared the League lead with four goals in three games (4-1-5) to power the Rangers (26-12-1, 53 points) to a trio of victories. He collected one assist in a 4-3 comeback win against the Ottawa Senators Dec. 27 and one goal in a 6-3 triumph over the Arizona Coyotes Dec. 29. Kreider then closed the calendar year with his second career hat trick (also Nov. 30, 2013) in a 6-2 victory against the Colorado Avalanche Dec. 31. The 25-year-old Boxford, Mass., native paces the Rangers with 15 goals and ranks second on the team with 29 points in 33 outings this season, including 7-2-9 in his last six contests.

Toronto's Auston Matthews was named the first star, while Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was named the third star.

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