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Senators centre Kyle Turris named NHL first star of the week

Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone(61), Marc Methot (3) and Erik Karlsson(65) congratulate teammate Kyle Turris on his goal during third period NHL action Sunday March 30, 2014 in Ottawa.


Ottawa Senators centre Kyle Turris was named National Hockey League first star of the week Monday after leading all players with seven points last week.

Turris had four goals and three assists over the four-game stretch. He also had a plus-seven rating as the Senators went 3-0-1 to move within six points of a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

The 24-year-old native of New Westminster, B.C., leads the Senators with a career-high 25 goals and a plus-21 rating this season. He has also set single-season bests in assists (30), points (55) and games played (74).

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Boston Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron was named second star and St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie was named third star.

Bergeron had six points (5-1) in four games last week while Oshie had six points (4-2) in three games.

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