New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin and Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the month of November.
Kane earned the first star honor, ranking second in the league with nine goals for the month, including four game-winners, and 19 points, helping the Blackhawks win 12 of 15 games to move into first place overall in the NHL standings. He recorded a point in 13 of the 15 games with a 12-game point streak.
Malkin was named the second star. He led all players with 21 assists and 25 points, including a league-leading nine power-play assists and 10 power-play points, as the Penguins went 9-5-1 to remain in the top spot in the Metropolitan Division.
The third star went to Harding, who posted an 8-2-2 record with a 1.88 goals- against average, .926 save percentage and one shutout in November. The Wild went 9-4-2 during the month to move into the first wild card spot in the Western Conference.