Lars Eller named 2nd star of the week in the NHL

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Lars Eller's three goals and two assists in his first two games have not gone unnoticed.

The NHL has named Lars Eller their second star of the week after a three-goal, two-assist performance over two games. Alex Ovechkin took the top spot, in spite of only one more point in an extra game, and five of his six points coming on the powerplay.

Here's what NHL.com had to say about Eller:

Eller factored in on five of Montreal's seven goals, tying for second in the League in goals (3) and points (5) as the Canadiens split their opening two games. He began the season by recording 2-1-3 in a 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Oct. 1, becoming just the third Canadiens player since 2002-03 to register three or more points in the team's season opener, and added the game-winning goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Oct. 5. The 24-year-old Rodovre, Denmark, native has played in 211 career NHL games, registering 36-46-82 and 165 penalty minutes.

The young Dane had a breakout season last year, and by all measures is looking at improving that performance this year.

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