FIRST STAR – PATRICK KANE, RW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Kane led the NHL with 15 assists and 23 points, registering at least one point in all 13 November games to guide the Blackhawks (13-8-3, 29 points) to a 7-3-3 month and third place in the Central Division. In doing so, Kane extended his point streak to 19 games dating to Oct. 17 (11-20—31), the longest such streak by a U.S.-born player in NHL history and the longest such streak by any player since 2010-11 (Sidney Crosby: 26-24—50 in 25 GP). Kane also established a career high with a seven-game goal streak Nov. 2-15 (7-9—16), the longest such run by any player since 2013-14. Overall, he recorded eight multi-point performances, highlighted by 1-3—4 Nov. 8 vs. EDM. The 27-year-old Buffalo native paces the NHL with 23 assists and 37 points and also shares second with 14 goals in 24 games this season.
SECOND STAR – BRADEN HOLTBY, G, WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Holtby went 9-2-0 with a 1.99 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and one shutout to pace the NHL in wins and backstop the Capitals (17-5-1, 35 points) to a 9-3-1 month and second place in the Metropolitan Division. He allowed two or fewer goals in eight of 11 appearances, including a 33-save shutout Nov. 23 vs. EDM. Holtby also recorded a career-high seven consecutive wins to close November, capped by a pair of 32-save victories over the final weekend of the month (Nov. 27 vs. TBL and Nov. 28 at TOR). The 26-year-old Lloydminster, Sask., native owns a 15-4-0 record with a 1.95 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and one shutout in 19 appearances this season, leading the NHL in both wins and goals-against average.
THIRD STAR – MATT DUCHENE, C, COLORADO AVALANCHE
Duchene paced the NHL with 11 goals and ranked second with 20 points in 14 games to power the Avalanche (9-14-1, 19 points) to a 6-8-0 November. In doing so, he became the first Avalanche player to score 11 or more goals in one calendar month since February 2003 (Milan Hejduk: 12). Duchene collected at least one point in 11 of 14 outings, highlighted by six multi-point performances and three multi-goal games. He also registered a trio of three-point performances: Nov. 10 at PHI (2-1—3), Nov. 14 at MTL (1-2—3) and Nov. 28 vs. WPG (1-2—3). The 24-year-old Haliburton, Ont., native shares fifth in the NHL with 12 goals and has 22 points in 24 contests this season.