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Wild's Matt Hackett named NHL's second star of the week

Rookie goaltender Matt Hackett has played two games in his career and he already owns an NHL award. He was named the NHL's second star of the week after posting a 2-0-0 record and setting an NHL record with a 102-minute, 48-second shutout streak to start his career.
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Rookie goaltender Matt Hackett has played two games in his career and he already owns an NHL award. He was named the NHL's second star of the week after posting a 2-0-0 record and setting an NHL record with a 102-minute, 48-second shutout streak to start his career.

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