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Malkin Named NHL’s No. 3 Star of Week



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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has been honored as the NHL’s third star for the first week of the 2023-24 season.

Malkin had two goals and four assists in three games, helping the Penguins to a 2-1 start.

His four-point game in the Penguins’ 4-0 victory at Washington last Friday night was his 29th career game with four or more points, fourth-most among active players.

Toronto center Auston Matthews, who had a hat trick in each of the Maple Leafs’ first two games, was the No. 1 star and Vancouver center Elias Pettersson, who had a goal and five assists to help the Canucks sweep a home-and-home series against Edmonton, was selected No. 2.