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Updated: November 4th, 2013 2:09pm
Jason Pominville's hot scoring earned him NHL First Star of the Week

Jason Pominville's hot scoring earned him NHL First Star of the Week

by Derek Wetmore
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Wild winger Jason Pominville was named the NHL's First Star of the Week.

He tallied four goals and six points, both tied for first in the league this past week. He scored twice against Montreal, once against Chicago on Monday and chipped in an empty-net goal and an assist Sunday in a 4-0 win over the Devils.

He's developed a nice chemistry with second-year forward Mikael Granlund and is third overall with 10 goals this season. He leads the team in goals (10) and points (12) and has buried 22.7 percent of his shots this season, the highest mark for any Wild player with at least 10 shots.

Here's more on Pominville, courtesy of the team's website:

The 30-year-old sits at 199 career goals, with his current four-game goal streak (6) is his longest since Nov. 12-19, 2008 (Sabres). His 10 goals and 12 points lead Wild, tied for team lead with 3 multi-point games this season (Granlund) and a plus-6 rating (Cooke, Ballard, Stoner). Pominville has also been clutch as his three GWG [game-winning goals] is tied for first in the NHL.

He becomes the fourth Wild player to be named the First Star of the Week, following Josh Harding (11/7/11), Marian Gaborik (1/13/08, 12/23/07) and Niklas Backstrom (12/19/06).

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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