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St. Louis Blues forward Brayden Schenn named NHL's first star of the week


NEW YORK — St. Louis Blues centre Brayden Schenn was named the NHL's first star on Monday ahead of goalie and teammate Jake Allen and Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott.

Schenn led the NHL with six goals and an assist, including at least one goal in all four of his appearances this past week, to power the Blues (21-8-2) to four wins and the top of the Western Conference standings.

He earned his third career hat trick, including the winner, in a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. Schenn then scored the winning goal in a 3-0 triumph against the Dallas Stars on Thursday and had a goal and an assist in a 6-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

Schenn closed out the week with another goal in a 3-2 overtime win against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

Allen went 4-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average, .944 save percentage and one shutout to guide the Blues to their third four-game winning streak of the season.

Elliott posted a trio of victories — along with a 1.67 GAA and a .954 save percentage — to help the Flyers (11-11-7) bounce back from a 10-game skid (0-5-5) and complete a perfect road trip through Western Canada.

The Canadian Press

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