Malkin highlights NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ again

Updated: December 2, 2013

New York, NY ( – Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin
was recognized as the NHL’s top performer for the week ending Dec. 1 and the
second consecutive week.

Malkin led all players with nine points, posting six assists and three goals.
He helped the Penguins to win three of four games to stay atop the
Metropolitan Division.

The 27-year-old achieved his first multi-goal game of the season, registering
two goals and an assist including the shootout clincher, in a 6-5 victory over
the Toronto Maple Leafs Nov. 27. He has an eight-game point streak dating to
Nov. 18. He leads the NHL with 28 assists and is second in points with 35.

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall was named the Second Star. He
managed three multi-point games to help Detroit win all three of their
games during the week. Kronwall posted a pair of two-assist games.

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith earned Third Star honors. He dished
out six assists and helped the Blackhawks win all four of their games and gain
the top spot in the NHL standings. He leads all defensemen with 23 assists and
has a point streak of seven games dating back to Nov. 19.