The Swedish player, in Colorado Avalanche since 2011, it is one of the causes of the recovery of the franchise after a bad start to the season.
Landeskog led the NHL seven points, four goals and three assists, in three games to propel Colorado (21-8-2, 44 points) to a perfect week and to third place in the Central Division. Assisted in the overtime goal of Cale Makar to help Colorado beat 4-3 to Chicago Blackhawks January 4. Landeskog scored three goals and provided one assist, including his fourth career hat-trick, his sixth four-point game, and his 40th winning goal, in a 7-1 victory over Winnipeg jets January 6th. He closed the week with another goal and an assist in the three-goal comeback from Colorado Avalanche to win in overtime by 5-4 a Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 8, extending his home win streak to a franchise-record 11 games. The 29-year-old Stockholm, Sweden native has played in 26 games in total this season, placing seventh in the league with 1.35 points per game (35 points, 14 goals and 21 assists).
Saros stopped 125 of the 131 shots he faced, with three wins, an average of 2.00 goals against and a save percentage of the 95.4% to help Nashville Predators (23-11-2, 48 points) to advance to first place in the Central Division. He opened the week with 40 consecutive stops, finishing with 41 stops, in a 3-2 win over Vegas Golden Knights on January 4 and 46 other rejections in the 4-2 win against Los Angels kings January 6th. Saros then deflected 38 shots, including the 27 he received during the opening two stints, in a 4-2 victory over Arizona Coyotes January 8. The 26-year-old native of Forssa, Finland, lead the league with 19 wins in 29 appearances this season (19-9-1), and he also ranks among the top goalkeepers in goals against average (8th with 2.21) and save percentage (9th with 92.9%).
Hertl scored six points, four goals and two assists, including two winning goals, in three games to propel San Jose sharks (19-16-1, 39 points) to a pair of victories. Provided an assist in the 6-2 loss to Detroit Red Wings January 4. Hertl scored the 30th and 31st goals of his career victory to win two games, scoring one, and with one assist, in a 3-2 victory over Buffalo sabers on January 6 and the fifth career treble (as well as the fifth overtime goal of his career) in a 3-2 win against Philadelphia flyers January 8. The native of Prague, Czech Republic, The 28-year-old ranks seventh in the NHL with 20 goals and is tied for sixth in the league with four winning goals in 36 games this season (11-20-31).