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Jason Zucker named NHL's First Star of the Week

Wild forward's six goals in three games good for top honors in League

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker has been named the NHL's First Star of the Week after leading the League with six goals (and ranked T-1st in scoring with seven points) last week. Zucker recorded a point in all four games as the Wild went 2-2-0 on a four-game road trip.

Zucker has tallied the last six goals scored by Minnesota to set a new franchise record, and he is one goal shy of matching a League record that has stood since 1921. 

He recorded an assist in a 5-3 loss at Boston (11/6), recorded both goals in a 4-2 loss at Toronto (11/8), tallied three goals in the third period of a 3-0 win at Montreal (11/9) to record his first career hat trick, and netted the game-winning goal in the third period of a 1-0 victory at Philadelphia (11/11). 

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Zucker is just the second player in Wild history to pick up a hat trick in only one period.

His total stat line for the past week includes six goals, one assist, seven points, a plus-4 rating, two game-winning goals, one shorthanded goal, 1 shorthanded assist, 17 shots and four hits. Zucker leads the Wild in goals (nine), points (14), PPG (three) and multi-point games (five) this season and ranks T-1st in shots on goal (46).

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov and Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby are the NHL's Second and Third Stars of the week, respectively.

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