Sam Reinhart named NHL first star of the week to begin 2024

Sam Reinhart (5of7, Wikimedia Commons)

Florida Panthers forward Sam Reinhart of West Vancouver, British Columbia has been named the National Hockey League First Star of the Week. In the first week of 2024, (January 1-8, 2024), Reinhart had five goals and one assist for six points in three games.

Reinhart opened the week with a power-play goal and game-winning goal for Florida in a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on January 2. He scored from Carter Verhaeghe of Toronto, Ontario, and Aleksander Barkov.

Then on January 4, in a 4-1 Panthers win over the Vegas Golden Knights, Reinhart had one goal and one assist for two points. He set up Matthew Tkachuk in the second period, and then scored from Tkachuk and Verhaeghe in the third period.

Reinhart then closed the week with a hat trick in a 8-4 Florida win over the Colorado Avalanche on January 6. It was Reinhart’s seventh career NHL hat trick. Like the win over Arizona, Reinhart scored the game-winning goal against Colorado. It came from Tkachuk and Barkov at 5:59 of the third period on the power-play.

In 2023-24, Reinhart has 28 goals and 22 assists for 50 points in 39 games. He is a +17 with 17 penalty minutes, 17 power-play points, two shorthanded points, seven game-winning goals, 101 shots on goal, 125 faceoff wins, 39 blocked shots, 20 hits, 17 takeaways, and 11 giveaways. Reinhart leads the NHL with 13 power-play goals and seven game-winning goals. Reinhart’s shorthanded points (both goals) have come in Panthers wins. The first came in a 3-1 Panthers win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 19, and the second came in a 3-2 Panthers win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 27.

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