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Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty (67) scores on Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty was named the NHL's "First Star" of the week for the week ending Dec. 15.

Pacioretty, who has scored a goal in each of his last four appearances, had two goals and two assists to help the Golden Knights defeat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 Sunday night.

According to a press release from the Golden Knights, "Pacioretty led all skaters with 5-3—8 in four contests to help the Golden Knights (18-13-5, 41 points) win three of four contests to move into second place in the Pacific Division and one point back of the Arizona Coyotes (19-12-4, 42 points) for first."

"The 31-year-old New Canaan, Conn., native is in his second campaign with the Golden Knights and leads all Vegas skaters in goals (15), assists (19) and points (34) in 2019-20," the release added.

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