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Sergei Kostitsyn: The OTF Hero Of The Week (January 1-7)

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Nick Spaling congratulates Sergei Kostitsyn on the latest honor to come his way.
Nick Spaling congratulates Sergei Kostitsyn on the latest honor to come his way.

Last week saw different Nashville Predators stand out in each game, leaving about 10 guys capable of being considered for our weekly honor. When one Pred gets a hat trick, however, that tips the scales in his favor, so Sergei Kostitsyn is your latest OTF Hero Of The Week.

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Sergei Kostitsyn

#74 / Left Wing / Nashville Predators

6-0

207

Mar 20, 1987



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
SOG
Sergei Kostitsyn 3 3 1 4 +1 0 0 0 1 5

Sunday's game against Calgary was a New Year's party for Nashville Predators fans, and SK74's hat trick was a highlight of the season, even if the last goal was an empty-net tap-in that anybody outside of Craig Smith could have scored (it'll take a while for the rookie to live that one down).

While pretty much most of the team laid an egg Thursday against Dallas, Kostitsyn also made a nice play to help set up Shea Weber's opening goal last night against Carolina, tying him for the team lead with 4 points on the week, along with Patric Hornqvist (2 goals & 2 assists) and Mike Fisher (4 assists).

So congrats, Sergei, now let's just see you build on this success and shoot the puck a whole lot more!