NEW YORK – – New Jersey Devils center Jack HughesBoston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak and Seattle Kraken quarterback Vince Dunn they were named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of January.
FIRST STAR – JACK HUGHES, C, NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Hughes led the NHL with 13-10-23 in 13 games and tied for second with 67 shots on goal to lead the Devils (32-13-4, 68 points) to a 2-2 record on Jan. 9. He found the scoresheet in 12 of his 13 outings, including each of his last eight to close the month (Jan. 13-27: 7-8-15). Hughes posted nine point games (including four straight to end January: 4-4-8), four multi-goal games (highlighted with three in four contests Jan. 5-13: 6-2-8), two three. -point effort (Jan. 7 vs. NYR, 2-1-3 and Jan. 13 at ANA, 2-1-3) and a pair of game-winning goals (Jan. 13 at ANA and Jan. 27 in DAL). He became the fastest player in franchise history to reach the 60-point mark in his 47th game of 2022-23 (Jan. 24 vs. VGK), and the third-fastest to reach 30 goals (46 GP, Jan. 22 vs. PIT) – trailing only Paul Gardner (44 GP 1977-78 w/ CLR) and Claude Lemieux (45 GP 1991-92). Hughes, 21, who this week will become the first Florida-born player in NHL history to skate in multiple All-Star Games (also 2022), ranks among the league leaders in shots on goal (4th; 220). goals (t-5th; 33) and points (9th; 64) in 49 total games this season (33-31-64).
Video: [email protected] Hughes scored the 2nd goal of the game in overtime
SECOND STAR – DAVID PASTRAK, RW, BOSTON BRUINS
Pastrnak tied for the league lead with 13 goals and finished third with 21 points (13-8-21) in 14 games. becoming the fastest team in NHL history to reach the 80-point mark (47 GP). He found the score in 10 of his 14 appearances, highlighted by four-point performances on Jan. 8 at ANA (3-1-4) and Jan. 24 at MTL (1 3-4). Pastrnak produced four other multi-point outings, totaling four multi-goal games (including three straight Jan. 5-8: 7-1-8) and a pair of game-winning goals (Jan. 7 at SJS and Jan. 16 vs. PHI). He also hit the 30-goal mark for the sixth time on Jan. 8 at the ANA (40 GP), becoming the fastest Boston player to do so since Cam Neely in 1993-94 (27 GP). Pastrnak, 26, who will make his third career All-Star appearance this week (also in 2019 and 2020), is among the leaders in shots on goal (1st; 243), goals (2nd; 38). , power-play goals (t-3rd; 14), points (4th; 71), power-play points (5th; 28) and plus/minus (t-10th; +24) in 50 total games this season.
Video: [email protected] Pastrnak scores 2 goals in 17 seconds
THIRD STAR – VINCE DUNN, D, SEATTLE KRAKEN
Dunn went 5-12-17 over defensemen in 15 games and tied for the League lead among all skaters with a +18 rating, lifting the Kraken (29-15-5, 63 points) from fifth to first in the Pacific Division. power NHL best 11-3-1 January. Dunn, who nearly doubled his scoring in his first 34 games of the season (4-15-19), had points in 11 of his 15 games, including a career-high nine straight appearances from Jan. 5-19 (5-8). -13). He also posted an even or better plus/minus rating 11 times, highlighted by a career-best +6 performance on Jan. 14 at CHI. Dunn, 26, who played the most minutes of any skater in January (365:37), ranks 11th among defensemen at 9 27-36 and is tied for 5th among all players with a +26 rating in 49 . competitions this season. His 36 points are already a career high, ahead of the 35 he tallied in 78 games in 2018-19 (12-23-35 w/STL) and matched in 73 games in 2021-22 (7-28-35 w/ SEA). )
Video. [email protected] Dunn adds to Kraken’s lead in turn 1