Kane, Bennett and Kopitar named NHL’s three stars of the week

Watch as Chicago Blackhawks sniper Patrick Kane records his first career regular season hat trick in a win against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

NEW YORK — Patrick Kane has been named the NHL first star of the week after his seven-point performance helped the surging Chicago Blackhawks extend their winning streak to 11 games.

Kane had four goals and three assists last week, including his first regular-season hat trick in a 4-1 win at Toronto on Friday.

He closed the week by recording one goal and one assist in a 5-2 win over Montreal on Sunday as the Blackhawks equalled the longest winning streak in franchise history.

The Buffalo, N.Y., native leads the League in goals (29), assists (40) and points (69).

Calgary Flames centre Sam Bennett is the second star after scoring six goals in three games.

Los Angeles Kings centre Anze Kopitar had two goals and five assists in three games to claim third star honours.