Hansen, Tatar, Benn named NHL’s three stars of the week

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Vancouver’s Jannik Hansen, Detroit’s Tomas Tatar and Dallas’ Jamie Benn have been named the NHL’s three starts for the week ending Nov. 23.

From the league:

Hansen led the NHL with five goals, converting on 71.4% of his shots (5-of-7) to power the Canucks (14-6-1, 29 points) to five of a possible six standings points.

Tatar tied for second in the League with 4-1-5, including two game-winning goals, to lead the Red Wings (10-5-5, 25 points) to two victories in three starts.

Benn led the NHL with 3-3-6, including a pair of multi-point games, to propel the Stars (8-9-4, 20 points) to two wins in three outings.

The big story of the week has to be Hansen, the oft-maligned winger who has blossomed playing on Vancouver’s fourth line alongside Derek Dorsett and rookie Bo Horvat. Early in the year, there were rumblings the Danish winger could be a healthy scratch given his reduced role in head coach Willie Desjardins’ system; Hansen played less than 10 minutes in each of Vancouver’s first three games of the season.