Winnipeg Jets F Kyle Connor named 2nd star of the week

Winnipeg Jets F Kyle Connor has been named the NHL’s second star of the week after leading the league in points over the last seven days.

Connor, 23, scored 3-5—8 as the Jets secured seven of eight points to snag the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.

Held off the scoresheet in a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Feb. 4, Conor notched only one assist in a 4-2 win over the St Louis Blues on Feb. 6.

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Then, Connor lit up the Ottawa Senators and Chicago Blackhawks.

He scored one goal and three assists on Feb. 8 in a 5-2 win over Ottawa and another one goal, three assist day in a Feb. 9 5-2 win over Chicago.

Connor is 13th in league scoring with 59 points (28 goals, 31 assists) in 57 games played.

First star of the week was Columbus Blue Jackets G Elvis Merzlikins who posted a 2-1-0 record with a .971 save percentage, a 0.67 GAA, and two shutouts.

Third star of the week was Tampa Bay Lightning G Andrei Vasilevskiy, who went a perfect 3-0-0 with a 1.67 GAA and a .936 save percentage.

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