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Thomas Vanek has a point in every Sabres game this season.
This week’s hot forwards feature a couple players that recorded hat tricks this week—Henrik Zetterberg and Thomas Vanek.
Zetterberg (Detroit) has four goals, four assists, a plus-two rating and three power play points. His five-point performance against the St. Louis Blues keyed a big win for the Red Wings.
Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay) has five goals and three assists this week. He has a point in every game this season. He scored both goals against the Rangers in the 3-2 loss and netted another three points against Winnipeg. He is tied for the league lead with 16 points.
John Tavares (New York Islanders) is breaking out of his slow slump. The Islanders' center hadn’t scored a goal in the first four games of the season—he has four this week. Tavares netted two goals and an assist in a 5-4 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Thomas Vanek (Buffalo Sabres) has a point in each of the Sabres’ first seven games, including two five-point games. His most recent five-point effort came against a defensive-minded Boston team in a 7-4 win. Vanek netted a hat trick and two assists. He is plus-four and averaging over two points per contest.