Three Stars of the Week: Dec. 1- 8

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No. 2: Brad Richards (2 goals, 2 assists)

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Richards had one of his most productive weeks this year over the past seven days, scoring two goals and adding another two assists, as he continues to lead the Blueshirts in points this season with 23. On Thursday in Buffalo, Richards scored the game-winner early in the third period on the power play, as he waited Ryan Miller out and went top-shelf to give New York the 2-0 lead. He followed that goal up 48 hours later with a beautiful wrist shot that beat Martin Brodeur over the stick to open the scoring in the first period.

Like McDonagh, Richards' six-game point streak was stopped Sunday against Washington.