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Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Nicklas Backstrom named NHL’s third star of the week

Nicklas Backstrom earned third star of the week honors from the NHL after recording six points, three goals and three assists, in three games during the past week.

The Capitals’ top center leads the team in scoring with 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists) in a start to the season that has marked a return to form for Backstrom.

Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding and Dallas left wing Loui Eriksson were named the NHL’s first and second stars of the week, respectively. Check out the league’s full release here.

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