Zetterberg's 9 points spur him to weekly award
Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg was rewarded Monday for his nine points in the last seven days with the league's weekly first star award.
Zetterberg scored a total of four goals and five assists against Columbus, Vancouver, and Anaheim during the week ending Nov. 15, as the Red Wings went 3-0-0. Two of the Swede's goals were game-winners. His career-high five points, including a third-period hat trick, against the Ducks helped add to his total for the week.
The 29-year-old leads the Wings in scoring, with eight goals and 14 assists in 18 games.
Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk was named the NHL's second star of the week. He returned to action after missing six games with a foot injury and didn't miss a step, tallying eight points for the week (three goals, five assists).
Even with the layoff, the Russian is off to the fastest start in his eight-year career, with a team-leading 12 goals in only 11 games.
Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller was the third star. He went 3-0-0 with a 1.30 goals-against average and a .953 save percentage for the surprising Sabres, who lead the Northwest Division by five points.