Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of October 7th through 13th.
First Star – Connor McDavid (C, Edmonton Oilers)
- McDavid lead the NHL with five powerplay points (2g, 3a) in three contests that saw him combine for a total of two goals and five assist for seven points, and would help the Oilers win their first five games of the season for the third time in franchise history. McDavid would record a three assist game against the New York Islanders on October 8th, then would collect two points (1g, 1a) against the New Jersey Devils on October 10th, and would score the game winning goal against the New York Rangers on October 12th.
Second Star – Patrik Laine (RW, Winnipeg Jets)
- Laine led the NHL in points with eight (2g, 6a) in four games as the Jets picked up three wins out of four games. Laine would record his first career three assist game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 8th, then would have a four point game (2g, 2a) against the Minnesota Wild on October 10th. Laine would also have an assist in the Jets loss to the Penguins on October 13th.
Third Star – Sidney Crosby (C, Pittsburgh Penguins)
- Crosby would compile seven points (3g, 4a) for the Penguins in four games as they closed the week with a three game winning streak. Crosby scored once against the Jets on October 8th, then registered two points (1g, 1a) on October 10th against the Anaheim Ducks and again on October 12th against the Wild. Crosby would notch two more assists on October 13th against the Jets to finish the week.
*All Graphics courtesy of the NHL.