Three Stars of the Week: Dec. 30- Jan. 5

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No. 3 Brad Richards (One goal, one shootout goal)


Brad Richards has been one of the most consistent players for the Rangers all year, but recently hit a goal slump. He snapped out of it with a goal this week against Toronto, a few days after scoring the game-winner in the shootout against the Florida Panthers. He entered the zone with speed and and was able to blast a wrist shot past Tim Thomas to score the game's only shootout goal, which was followed by a save by Henrik Lundqvist to secure the win.  

Against the Maple Leafs, he found James Reimer’s five-hole off of a beautiful drop pass by Ryan Callahan to stretch the lead in the third period to 6-1, a game the Blueshirts would win 7-1. He has been shooting the puck consistently and frequently, and he should continue to have success this year if he sticks to this approach.