Avalanche’s Gabe Landeskog named NHL’s first star of the week

Avalanche left wing Gabe Landeskog was honored as the NHL’s first star of the week on Monday after scoring a league-best seven points in the team’s three victories last week.

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Landeskog, 29, tallied four goals and three assists to lead Colorado to wins over Chicago, Winnipeg and Toronto. He collected his fourth career hat trick after tagging the Jets for three goals on Thursday.

On the season, the Avs captain has totaled 35 points (14 goals and 21 assists) and is seventh in the league in points per game (1.35).

It is the fourth time this season a Colorado player has earned one of the league’s weekly awards. Defensemen Cale Makar (twice) and Devon Toews received third-star honors earlier this season.

The Avs (21-8-2) are third in the Central Division with 44 points. After beating the Maple Leafs on Saturday, they extended their home win streak to a franchise-best 11 games.

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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports


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