New York, NY (Sports Network) - Dallas Stars left wing Loui Eriksson, Philadelphia Flyers center Jeff Carter and New Jersey Devils left wing Patrik Elias were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending December 21.
Eriksson scored an NHL-leading six goals in three games last week, helping the Stars earn five of six possible points. He scored both goals in a 2-1 overtime win against Phoenix on Tuesday, added his first career hat trick in a 6-5 win over Columbus on Thursday 18 and scored once in a 5-4 overtime loss to Ottawa on Saturday. He leads the Stars in goals with 18 and already has surpassed his career-high of 14 set last season.
Carter recorded seven points, notching four goals and three assists, in four games and currently leads the NHL in goals this season with 25. He notched two goals and two assists in a 7-1 victory over Washington on Saturday.
Elias led all scorers for the week with eight points, recording three goals with five assists, and extended his point streak to 10 games as the Devils posted a 3-0-1 mark.