By @MichaelCaples –
Five goals in two games will certainly catch the league’s attention.
Today, the NHL announced its first stars of the week list for the 2019-2020 season, and Anthony Mantha comes in at the No. 2 spot.
The “Flying Frenchman” posted a total of seven points in the Wings’ two games so far this season, helping them to a 2-0 record in the process. On Oct. 5, he recorded one goal and two assists in a 5-3 win in Nashville.
Mika Zibanejad of the Rangers was the No. 1 pick after scoring eight points in two games; NTDP alum Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs was No. 3 after scoring five goals in three games.
Last night, Oct. 7, he scored all four of the Wings’ goals in a 4-3 win.
Matha, 25, became the second player in franchise history to register four or more goals in the home opener, joining John Sorrell in 1933-34.
The 20th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, Mantha is the first Wing to score four in a game since Johan Franzen accomplished the feat in 2011.