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Feb 6, 2018 3:00 AM

The NHL announced in New York on Monday that Vegas Knights right wing Reilly Smith was named one of last week’s top three stars along with Pittsburgh Penguins  enter Evgeni Malkin and Florida Panthers goaltender Harri Sateri.

Smith finished second in goals and tied for third in points (4-1-5 in 4 GP) as the Golden Knights (35-13-4, 74 points) won three of four games, setting a new benchmark for wins by a team in its inaugural NHL season and finishing the week first overall in the Western Conference standings.

Smith recorded one goal and one assist in a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames Jan. 30. He then notched one goal in a 3-2 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets Feb. 1 before being held pointless in a 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild Feb. 2.