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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Evgeni Malkin December's 2nd Star



The NHL saw a few long win streaks during the month of December, and those teams were well represented when the league named their 3 Stars of the month.

After leading the league with 21 points on the month to push him into the scoring lead, Evgeni Malkin was named the NHL's 2nd Star for December. He was far from the only Penguin filling up the stat sheet, as Sidney Crosby finished 2nd in the league with 20 points in December, Justin Schultz was 3rd with 18 points, and Phil Kessel was 4th with 17 points. It's little surprise to see Pittsburgh dominate the top of the scoring list for the month, as the Pens led the league with a 4.27 goal per game average in December.

Sergei Bobrovsky earned the 1st Star as the Columbus Blue Jackets swept through the month of December, posting a perfect 14-0-0 record. Bobrovsky himself was between the pipes in 12 of those games, posting a 0.939 SV% and 1.75 GAA in helping keep the Blue Jackets undefeated. Devan Dubnyk rounded out the list as the 3rd Star, as he was instrumental in the Wild's 12 game winning streak, going 12-1-1 with a 0.934 SV% and 1.88 GAA.


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