@Edmonton Oilers F Leon Draisaitl continues to make waves across the NHL and has been named the first star of the week.
10 points in just four games.
It's a no brainer Leon Draisaitl is the first star of the week! pic.twitter.com/UxPATWWbLk
— NHL (@NHL) February 17, 2020
Rightly so, as without Connor McDavid he’s been on an absolute tear. He led the league in scoring this week going 3-7—10 in four games that led Edmonton to a 3-1 record.
Draisaitl opened his week with a one-goal, three-assist performance in a 5-3 win over the Blackhawks on Feb. 11, and had one assist in a 3-1 loss to the Lightning on the 13th.
Then he closed out the week with his league-leading 28th and 29th multi-point games of the season. Against the @Florida Panthers Saturday, he scored one goal and an assist before a one-goal, two-assist performance against the @Carolina Hurricanes Sunday.
He holds a 13-point lead in the Art Ross Trophy race with 95 points in 59 games this year and is the fastest player to 95 points since Sidney Crosby in 2006-07 when he did it in 56 games.
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