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Jack Eichel named NHL’s 3rd Star of Week for 2nd week in a row

Jack Eichel has been named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for the second straight week, the league announced Monday.

Eichel put together three multi-point outings against St. Louis, Nashville, and the New York Islanders, with five goals and an assist during the week ending Dec. 15. The Sabres went 2-0-1 to gain five of a possible six points.

The Sabres captain is currently on a 16-game point streak, the longest by any player in the NHL this season and tied as the fourth longest in franchise history. Only Gilbert Perreault (18 games in 1971) and Dave Andreychuk (17 games, twice) have put together longest streaks as Sabres.

Eichel’s 23 goals this season rank second in the NHL to Boston’s David Pastrnak. He leads in the league with 17 even-strength goals and is tied for fifth with 58 points. He’s on pace for 55 goals and 115 points, which would be the most productive season by a Sabres player since Pat LaFontaine and Alexander Mogilny’s memorable 1992-93 campaign.

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