Parise, Kessel, Backlund: NHL’s Stars Of The Week
Minnesota’s Zach Parise, Toronto’s Phil Kessel and Calgary’s Mikael Backlund have been named the NHL’s three stars of the week.
Parise, the first star, led all skaters with eight points as the Wild went 1-1-1 on the road last wee. Kessel, the second star, had seven points as the Leafs won all three of their games, moving into third place in the Atlanta Division. Third star went to Backlund, who scored six points in three games, helping the Flames rip off a perfect 5-0-0 homestand in the process.