Hockey

Canucks forward Burrows named 1st star of week

The NHL tipped its hat to Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows on Monday, recognizing him as the top player for the week ending Jan. 10 after his consecutive hat tricks.

The NHL tipped its hat to Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows on Monday, recognizing him as the top player for the week ending Jan. 10 after his consecutive hat tricks.

Burrows scored three each against Columbus and Phoenix last week. He was the first NHLer to perform the feat in over two years and the first Vancouver player since Petri Skriko in 1986. The Pincourt, Que., native added an assist in the team's shootout loss Saturday against Calgary.

Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller was named second start of the week after winning all four of his starts. Hiller stopped 125 of 131 shots, a .954 save percentage.

Columbus Blue Jackets netminder Mathieu Garon rounded out the three stars. Garon helped Columbus end its prolonged slump by stopping 70 of 74 shots en route to three consecutive wins. He recorded a shutout on Sunday, making 26 saves against Dallas.