Sam Reinhart named NHL First Star of the Week

Sam Reinhart (5of7, Wikimedia Commons)

Florida Panthers center Sam Reinhart was named the National Hockey League first star of the week for the week from November 6-12, 2023. In four games the native of West Vancouver, British Columbia had three goals and seven assists for 10 points. He was a +5, with two power-play points, one game-winning goal, 12 shots on goal, one blocked shot, and seven faceoff wins.

Reinhart began the week with two assists in a 5-4 Panthers overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 6. He then had one goal and one assist for two points in a 4-3 Panthers overtime win over the Washington Capitals on November 8, two assists in a 5-2 Panthers win over the Carolina Hurricanes on November 10, and two goals and two assists for four points on November 12 in a 4-3 Panthers win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Reinhart had the game-winning goal against the Capitals. The overtime winner was at the 15 second mark of the extra period from Evan Rodrigues of Toronto, Ontario and captain Aleksander Barkov.

In 2023-24, Reinhart has 11 goals and 10 assists for 21 points in 14 games. He is a +10 with two penalty minutes, five power-play points, a NHL-high three game-winning goals, one shorthanded point, three game-winning goals, 47 shots on goal, 40 faceoff wins, 14 blocked shots, five hits, five takeaways and seven giveaways. The shorthanded goal came on October 19 in a 3-1 Panthers win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was the fist shorthanded goal of his career.

The Panthers are in second place in the Atlantic Division. They have a record of nine wins, four regulation losses and one loss in extra time for 19 points.

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