Datsyuk named NHL first star after reaching 900-point plateau

Pavel Datsyuk joined the 900-point club leading Detroit past Boston in a wild offense filled game while the Rangers, Blues, Devils and Sabres all came out on top on Sunday.

NEW YORK — Pavel Datsyuk is the NHL’s first star of the week after his five goals in four games helped the Detroit Red Wings move into second place in the Atlantic Division.

Datsyuk capped his week with two goals and an assist, giving him 902 career points, in a 6-5 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday.

He is the sixth player to reach 900 points with the Red Wings, joining Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, Alex Delvecchio, Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Fedorov.

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was named second star, going 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .976 save percentage and one shutout.

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand had four goals and three assists in four games to take third-star honours.