Alfredsson named NHL's "First Star"

Jan 28, 2008 - 5:23 PM NEW YORK (Ticker) -- After matching the highest single-game point total in five years, Ottawa Senators right wing Daniel Alfredsson was named the NHL's "First Star of the Week" on Monday.

Also honored were Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin and Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Pascal Leclaire.

Alfredsson scored seven points - three goals and four assists - in the Senators' 8-4 win at Tampa Bay on Thursday. He became the first player with seven points in a single game since Jaromir Jagr on January 11, 2003.

Alfredsson, who was held pointless in the Senators' other game last week, took over the NHL's scoring lead with 67 points - one more than Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier.

Ovechkin, the week's "Second Star", registered three goals and three assists in a 2-1 week for the Capitals, who have moved within one point of first-place Carolina in the Southeast Division.

Leclaire earned "Third Star' status after winning both starts last week with a 1.00 goals-against average and .968 save percentage. He recorded his league-leading eighth shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory over Chicago on Thursday.

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