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Turris named Second Star of the Week

Monday, 18.03.2013 / 11:52 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Turris named Second Star of the Week


To say he busted out of his slump may be an understatement. Kyle Turris was recognized by the NHL on Monday for his stellar performance over the span of a four game stretch with the Second Star of the Week for the week ending March 17.

Turris, who busted out of the gates this season with four goals in his first four games, cooled off to end January and through February as he went 21 games without scoring. Despite receiving praise from Sens Head Coach Paul MacLean for his play off the puck.

The 23 year old finally broke out this week with four goals and two assists for six points in four games.

From the official NHL release:

Turris recorded points in each of his four games, tying for second in the League in points (six) and third in goals (four). He scored one goal in regulation, plus Ottawa's lone marker in the shootout, in a 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins March 11 and collected one assist in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens March 13. Turris then helped the Senators pick up a pair of weekend wins, posting three points (2-1—3) and the overtime winner in a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres March 16 and netting his eighth goal of the season in a 4-1 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets March 17. In 29 games this season, he leads Ottawa in both goals and points (19).

After Sunday's win over the Jets, Coach MacLean said that he thinks Turris has adjusted to dealing with the attention that comes with being a team's number one centre, and that the offence will start to reflect that. If this past week has been any indication, Sens fans have a lot to look forward to.

With Jason Spezza's prospective return believed to be in the near future and Turris' game rounding into form, the Sens' oft-discussed scoring woes may be coming to an end very soon.

At the very least, seeing plays like this are quite a bit of fun.


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06