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Jonathan Huberdeau named NHL’s Third Star of the Week

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Cats winger garners notice for recent scoring binge

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NHL’s THIRD STAR – JONATHAN HUBERDEAU, LW, FLORIDA PANTHERS

Jonathan Huberdeau topped the NHL with 2 goals and 7 assists in four outings to power the Florida Panthers (10-10-5, 25 points) to five out of eight possible standings points. He collected 1G/2A, including an assist on the overtime winner, in a 4-3 triumph against the New Jersey Devils Nov. 26. Huberdeau then picked up two assists in both a 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks Nov. 28 and a 3-2 overtime victory against the Buffalo Sabres Nov. 30. He added a goal and assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Dec. 1. The 25-year-old Saint-Jerome, Que., native – who leads Florida with 28 points in 25 contests this season – has posted multiple points in five consecutive games (2G/9A), two shy of the franchise record set by Pavel Bure from March 11-23, 2001.