Leon Draisaitl named first star of the week

@Edmonton Oilers F Leon Draisaitl continues to make waves across the NHL and has been named the first star of the week.

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.

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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.

On Twitter: @zjlaing

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