NHL Three Stars of the Week (week ending March 3rd, 2019)

The NHL announced the Three Stars of the Week yesterday afternoon.  Here is a brief breakdown of the announcement from yesterday.

 

 

The First Star of the Week went to Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury:

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury went 3-0-0 with a 0.33 GAA, .987 save percentage and he would go on to have two shutouts as the Golden Knights (36-26-5, 77 points) would go on to win their four contests and they now are in third place in the Pacific Division.

Fleury would start off the week with 23 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars Feb. 26. After that dominating win, he would go on to have back-to-back shutouts stopping 34 shots in a 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on March 1 and then he would go on to have 19 saves in a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks March 3.

Fleury leads all NHL goaltenders in wins (32) and shutouts (8) this season. He became the fifth goaltender in NHL history to record nine or more campaigns with at least 30 wins and his eight shutouts are two shy of his career high of 10 set in 2014-15.


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The Second Star of the Week went to Winnipeg Jets Right Wing Blake Wheeler:

Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler would go on to have a week of five goals and three assists in three games as the Central Division-leading Jets (39-22-4, 82 points) would go on to win two out of their three contests and Wheeler opened the week by notching one assist in a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild Feb. 26.

Last Friday (March 1st), he recorded one goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators. Wheeler finished the week with a four-goal outburst in the Jets 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday and it would mark the second four-goal game by a player last week when arizona’s Brad Richardson would do the same on February 28.  Wheeler leads all Jets skaters with 17 goals and 63 assists in 65 games this season.  Wheeler is behind Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov for the assists lead, who had 75 on the season.


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The Third Star of the Week went to Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby:

Pittsburgh’s Crosby would have a League-tying eight points (three goals and five assists) as the Penguins earned five of a possible six points to hold the first Wild Card position in the Eastern Conference (fourth in the Metropolitan Division).

Crosby started off the week with a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh’s 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets last Tuesday (February 26th).

Last Friday (March 1st), Crosby would go on to have a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The next night, Crosby finished the week with a goal and had three assists in the Penguins 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

With the amount of points he had over the week, Crosby would go on to pass Washington Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin for 48th place on the NHL’s list for all-time points.  Crosby this season has 29 goals and 54 assists, good for 83 points this season in 62 games played.


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