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Jakub Vrana Named 2nd Star Of The Week

Another Cap brings home NHL star honors

NHL: NOV 03 Flames at Capitals Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The hotter-than-hot Jakub Vrana was named second star of the week thanks to his five goals (including a hat trick), one assist, and 13 shots. He also has nine points his last six games.

There was a lot of talk before the season about whether Vrana could hit the 30-goal mark - well, so far he’s on pace 46. And while it’s unlikely he gets to that many, sitting at nine goals one month in (a mark he hit in early December last year) would put 30 well within reach.

From the NHL:

NEW YORK (Nov. 4, 2019) - Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson, Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 3.

SECOND STAR - JAKUB VRANA, LW, WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Vrana paced the NHL with five goals in three contests (5-1-6) as the League-leading Capitals (11-2-3, 25 points) recorded a perfect week to extend their overall point streak to nine games dating to Oct. 16 (8-0-1).

Vrana picked up an assist on Alex Ovechkin’s overtime winner in a 4-3 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs Oct. 29. He then posted multiple goals in each of his next two outings, scoring twice in a 6-1 triumph over the Buffalo Sabres Nov. 1 and registering his first career hat trick (as well as the game-winning goal) in a 4-2 victory against the Calgary Flames Nov. 3.

The 23-year-old Prague, Czech Republic, native sits third on Washington with 9‑5-14 through 16 games this season after posting career highs in goals (24), assists (23) and points (47) in 2018-19.

Congrats Jakub!