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Jets winger Ehlers, Leafs centre Matthews, Caps centre Backstrom named NHL 3 stars

Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews scores on Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price during overtime NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, October 14, 2017. Winnipeg Jets left-wing Nikolaj Ehlers, Matthews and Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom have been named the NHL's three stars of the week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
October 16, 2017 - 12:38 PM

NEW YORK - Winnipeg Jets left-wing Nikolaj Ehlers, Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews and Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom have been named the NHL's three stars of the week.

Ehlers earned first-star honours. He led the NHL with five goals, including a pair of winners, and added two assists to propel the Jets to three straight victories. His big week was highlighted by a natural hat trick and an assist in a 5-2 win over Edmonton on Oct. 9.

Matthews, the week's second star, recorded four goals, including two in overtime, to power the Maple Leafs to a pair of wins in three starts. He capped the week with two goals, including the overtime winner, in a 4-3 win at Montreal on Saturday.

Third-star Backstrom paced the NHL with nine points (three goals, six assists) in four games for the Capitals, including his 19th career four-point game in a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday.

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