FIRST STAR – PATRICK KANE, RW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Kane shared first in the NHL with four goals and led the League with five assists and nine points to help the Blackhawks (8-6-1, 17 points) gain five of a possible eight standings points. He opened the week with a pair of 1-1—2 games, in a 4-2 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings Nov. 2 and in a 6-5 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues Nov. 4. Kane scored again in a 4-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils Nov. 6 before capping the week with 1-3—4, including the game-winning goal, in a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers Nov. 8. In doing so, Kane equaled career highs for assists and points in one game; the only other time he recorded four points in the regular season was Oct. 23, 2007 vs. CBJ (2-2—4), his ninth appearance in the NHL. The 26-year-old Buffalo, N.Y., native shares first in the League with 10 goals and 23 points in 15 contests this season, including 7-10—17 during a 10-game point streak.
SECOND STAR – TYLER SEGUIN, C, DALLAS STARS
Seguin tied for first in the NHL with four goals and ranked second with seven points as the Stars (12-3-0, 24 points) won three of four games en route to their best 15-game start to a season in franchise history. After assisting on the team’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Nov. 2, Seguin recorded his seventh career hat trick (and sixth w/ DAL) in a 5-3 victory over his former team, the Boston Bruins, Nov. 3. In doing so, Seguin became the first former Bruins player to post a hat trick against the club since Nov. 7, 1996 (Mariusz Czerkawski, EDM). He followed that up with one assist in a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Nov. 6 and 1-1—2 in a 4-1 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings Nov. 8. The 23-year-old Brampton, Ont., native ranks first in the NHL with 14 assists and shares the League lead with 23 points in 15 outings this season, including 5-8—13 during an eight-game point streak.
THIRD STAR – MIKE CONDON, G, MONTREAL CANADIENS
Filling in for injured starter Carey Price, Condon posted a 2-0-1 record with a 1.66 goals-against average and .934 save percentage to lead the Canadiens (13-2-1, 27 points) to their best 16-game start to a season in the franchise’s 98-year NHL history. He made 25 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators Nov. 3 before bouncing back with 17 saves in a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders Nov. 5 and 29 stops in a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins Nov. 7. The 25-year-old Needham, Mass., native, who made his League debut Oct. 11, has compiled a 6-0-1 record with a 1.57 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in his first seven NHL appearances.