Tomas Plekanec couldn’t do anything wrong last week and the NHL recognized it by naming him the league’s player of the week. Minnesota Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper was second star and Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby with 3 goals and 6 points rounded out the three.
Plekanec scored four goals and an assist to start his eleventh full season with the Canadiens. He scored two, including the game winner in Toronto Wednesday. Scored the goal that tied the game and sent it into overtime in Washington and added a goal and assist in Philadelpha on Saturday. He also logged 8:21 of penalty killing time and $:85 on the power play over the three games.