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Point streak helps propel Eichel to NHL 3rd Star of the Week honors

Jack Eichel has been named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for the week ending Dec. 8, 2019, the League announced on Monday.

Eichel is riding a 13-game point streak, the longest active streak in the NHL, that began on Nov. 16. In four games this week, Eichel recorded seven points (2+5), including a three-point night on Dec. 2 against New Jersey. The Sabres went 2-1-1 in those four games.

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He currently has 23 points (10+13) in what is also the longest point streak of his career. It’s the longest by a Sabre since Tim Connolly tallied points in 16 straight from Dec. 23, 2009 to Jan. 25, 2010.

Eichel’s point streak is tied with Pastrnak, Draisaitl, Brad Marchand and Nathan MacKinnon for the second-longest this season behind Patrick Kane’s 15 games for the Chicago Blackhawks from Nov. 2-30, according to NHL.com. He currently ranks seventh in the NHL with 42 points (18+24).

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