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Joffrey Lupul came back to the Leafs in exciting fashion this week with nine points.
Individual performances dominated this week. There was even a nine-point week from one forward. There were more forwards than one slide could handle, so here’s a few slides for the best forwards of the week.
Joffrey Lupul of the Toronto Maple Leafs had the biggest week of any forward, recording nine points on five goals and four assists. Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star said the Leafs would have a dilemma when Lupul returned from injury. Lupul cleared things up real quick.
Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers put himself in elite company this week. Not only did he have an eight-point week, but his hat trick against the Canucks broke a team record held by Wayne Gretzky.
Shawn Matthias of the Florida Panthers didn’t get the memo about the Panthers having one of the league’s worst offenses (27th, 2.39 goals per game). He found the back of the net five times this week, including multi-goal games against New Jersey and Buffalo.