Backes, Varlamov, Huberdeau earn NHL weekly honors

New York, NY ( - St. Louis Blues forward David Backes, Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov and Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau were named the NHL's players of the week on Monday.

Backes scored an NHL-high five goals and added three assists in three games to earn the First Star. He recorded his second career four-goal game in a 6-0 triumph over the Arizona Coyotes on Jan. 6.

Varlamov went 3-0-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average, .962 save percentage and one shutout to pick up the Second Star, while Huberdeau recorded three goals and two assists over three outings to garner the Third Star.