NEW YORK – Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrick Lane, Colorado Avalanche Center Nathan McKinnon and Goalkeeper Vegas Golden Knights Mark-André Flerie were named for the NHL "Three Stars" for November.
FIRST STAR – PATRICK LINE, RV, VINNIPEG JETS
Laine registered 18 goals in 12 games (18-1-19) – most of any NHL player in one calendar month of March 1994 (Pavel Bure: 19-11-30 at 16 GP with VAN) – to the power of Jets (14 -8-2, 30 points) on 7-4-1 November. Laine scored eight of his 12 appearances, highlighted by a trio of champions: November 1 in the FLA (3-0-3 in his native Finland as part of the NHL Global series 2018), November 19 in Van (3-0-3) and November 24 in STL (5-0-5). The latter marked the 57th five-year performance in the history of the League, as did the first since February 2, 2011 (Johan Franzen: 5-0-5 with ten). Laine, the overall Nobel Prize winner in 2016, scored a 100-goal milestone in his last match of the month, November 29 against KI (2-0-2). In 20 years, 224 days, he became the fourth youngest player in NHL history to score 100 goals in career, behind only Wayne Gretzky (20 years, 40 days), Jimmy Carson (20 years, 116 days) and Brian Belous (20 years, 179 days). Tampere, Finland, placed first with a total of 101 goals from his debut in the 2016-17 season (101-57-158 at 179 GP) – also ranked first in the NHL with 21 goals in 24 stages this season (21 -3-24).
SECOND STAR – NATAN MAKKINON, C, COORADO AVALANCH
McKinon was at the helm of the NHL with 9-14-23 in 14 games to reach Lavina (15 6 5, 35 points) on November 8-3-3. McKinnon scored points in 10 of his 14 outings, highlighted with nine multi-point performances. It involved six consecutive games from several nights from 18-28 November (6-9-15), limited by his fourth career with four points November 28 against PDD (1-3-4). McKinon and Linemate Mikko Rantanen, who registered 3-10-13 during the same part, became the first set of teammates who published simultaneous multi-point strips from at least six matches from December 31 to January 10, 1993 (Pat LaFontaine and Alexander Mogili with W / BUF). McKinon, the overall selection from the NHL 2013, placed second in the League – behind only Rantanen – with 18-23-41 in 26 appearances this season. 23-year-old Halifax, NS, was born in November, playing in his 400th NHL game, raising his career to 132-212-344. It includes 57-81-138, for the best league with 1.38 points per game, in 100 matches from the beginning of 2017-18.
THREE STAR – MARK-ANDRE FLYRY, G, VEGAS GOLDEN BOOKS
Flerie led the NHL with nine wins and four suspensions in November (13 GPs), composing 2.32 goals against the average and 0.920, saving a percentage to keep the Golden Knights (14-12-1, 29 points) at 9-6 – 0 month. Flerie scored three or less goals in 10 of his 13 appearances, highlighted by a 3 November exclusion against the CAR (34 CB), 14 November against ANA (29 C), November 23 against CGJ (29 C) and Nov 24 against the SSC (33 SV). The final such a move moved Fleur to tie – with Nashville Pekka Rinne – for the 23rd place on the list of all matches in the NHL. Flerie, who won the last six points of the month, now also sits in five wins that were ashamed to tie Tony Esposito to ninth place on the list of all the League's victories among the goalkeepers. 34-year-old Sorel, Que., Was born in the NHL with five interruptions and shared the lead of the League with 14 wins in 23 games this season (2.39 GAA, .911 SV%). He is 43-21-5 (2.29 GAA, .922 SV%, 9 CO) in 69 appearances in the regular season after joining the "Golden Knights" in 2017.