Jason Zucker named NHL's First Star of the Week

Jason Zucker named NHL's First Star of the Week

ST. PAUL --Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker has been named the NHL's First Star of the Week after leading the League with six goals (and ranked T-1st in scoring with seven points) last week. Zucker recorded a point in all four games as the Wild went 2-2-0 on a four-game road trip.

Zucker has tallied the last six goals scored by Minnesota to set a new franchise record, and he is one goal shy of matching a League record that has stood since 1921. 

He recorded an assist in a 5-3 loss at Boston (11/6), recorded both goals in a 4-2 loss at Toronto (11/8), tallied three goals in the third period of a 3-0 win at Montreal (11/9) to record his first career hat trick, and netted the game-winning goal in the third period of a 1-0 victory at Philadelphia (11/11). 

Video: Zucker named NHL's First Star of the Week


Zucker is just the second player in Wild history to pick up a hat trick in only one period.

His total stat line for the past week includes six goals, one assist, seven points, a plus-4 rating, two game-winning goals, one shorthanded goal, 1 shorthanded assist, 17 shots and four hits. Zucker leads the Wild in goals (nine), points (14), PPG (three) and multi-point games (five) this season and ranks T-1st in shots on goal (46).

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov and Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby are the NHL's Second and Third Stars of the week, respectively.

Source : https://www.nhl.com/wild/news/zucker-first-star-111317/c-292934332

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