Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Rick Nash, Colorado Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles and Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the week ending Nov. 21.
Rafalski notched seven assists in three games as the Red Wings (13-3-2) earned five of six points, closed their six-game homestand with a 5-0-1 mark and moved into first place in the Western Conference standings. He began the week by matching a career-high with three assists in a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Nov. 17. He also recorded one assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild Nov. 19 and collected three more, including the 400th of his NHL career, in a 5-4 overtime win over the Calgary Flames Nov. 21.
Rafalski has recorded 10 assists in eight games this season.