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Okposo Named NHL's 2nd Star of the Week

Isles forward scored seven points in three games.

Monday, 03.17.2014 / 12:00 PM / News
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Okposo Named NHL\'s 2nd Star of the Week
Isles forward scored seven points in three games.

The National Hockey League announced today that New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo has been named the league’s Second Star of the Week, for the period ending March 16.

Okposo, 25, recorded multi-point efforts in each of the Islanders’ three games last week, totaling seven points (one goal, six assists). That stretch marked the fourth time this season that Okposo has recorded multiple points in at least three straight games; he is the only player in the NHL to accomplish that feat this season.

Okposo opened the week with a three-assist effort in the third period of the Islanders’ 7-4 comeback win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday, Mar. 10. The St. Paul, MN, native added two more assists in a 4-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Friday, Mar. 14, then scored a goal and an assist Saturday, Mar. 15 in the Islanders’ 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

In 68 games this season, Okposo has posted career highs in goals (27), assists (42) and points (69). Okposo leads the Islanders in all three categories and is tied for fourth overall in the NHL scoring race. Okposo has 21 multi-point games this season, which ranks third behind Sidney Crosby (26) and Phil Kessel (23) on the NHL leader board.

The Islanders selected Okposo in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft. He’s scored 254 career points (99 goals, 155 assists) in 387 career games with the Islanders and added four points (three goals, one assist) in six Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 30 20 6 4 98 71 44
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 MTL 32 20 10 2 87 80 42
5 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
6 TOR 31 19 9 3 109 87 41
7 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
8 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
9 FLA 29 13 8 8 66 75 34
10 WSH 30 14 10 6 86 81 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 30 13 15 2 72 95 28
13 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
14 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
15 PHI 30 11 14 5 80 90 27
16 CAR 30 8 19 3 62 87 19

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 31 12 15 -5 27
K. Okposo 31 7 20 -3 27
B. Nelson 31 13 11 4 24
R. Strome 31 6 15 10 21
F. Nielsen 31 6 11 0 17
N. Leddy 31 5 10 7 15
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
M. Grabovski 28 5 7 4 12
N. Kulemin 31 5 7 -3 12
T. Hickey 30 2 9 1 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 16 6 0 .917 2.35
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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