Laine, Marchand and Malkin named NHL’s 3 stars of the week

Watch as Patrik Laine scores his 36th, 37th, and 38th goal of the season against the New York Rangers.

NEW YORK — Winnipeg Jets right-winger Patrik Laine, Boston Bruins left-wing Brad Marchand and Pittsburgh Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin have been named the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Sunday.

Laine led the NHL with five goals in three games to propel the Jets to a 2-1-0 week. Laine’s week was highlighted by his fourth career hat trick, including the winning goal, in a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

Laine became the third player in NHL history to post four hat tricks prior to his 20th birthday, joining Jimmy Carson and Dale Hawerchuk.

Marchand led the league with eight points (four goals, four assists) in three games as the Bruins earned three wins in four contests. He had a five-point game, including his third career hat trick, and scored the overtime goal in a 6-5 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

Malkin had three goals and five assists in four games to lift the Penguins to a 3-1-0 week and back into first place in the Metropolitan Division.

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