Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of January 13th through 20th.
First Star – Alex Ovechkin (LW, Washington Capitals)
- Ovechkin led all skaters with eight goals in three games played. He would start the week with a two goal performance against Carolina on Jan. 13th. Then Ovechkin would record back to back hat tricks against New Jersey on Jan. 16th, and the New York Islanders on Jan. 18th. Ovechkin would surpass both Teemu Selanne and Mario Lemieux, and tie Steve Yzerman on the all-time goal scoring list.
Second Star – Elvis Merzlikins (G, Columbus Blue Jackets)
- Merzlikins would go a perfect 3-0-0 with a 0.67 GAA, .982 save percentage, and two shutouts. He would begin the week with a 34 save shutout against Boston on Jan. 14th, which he would then follow up with a 32 save 3-2 victory over Carolina on Jan 16th. To conclude the week Merzlikins would record a 41 save shutout against New Jersey on Jan. 18th.
Third Star – Jonathan Toews (C, Chicago Blackhawks)
- Toews would lead the League in scoring for the week with three goals and six assists for nine points in four games played. Toews would open the week with a three point (1g, 2a) performance against Ottawa on Jan. 14th, and then would record an assist against Montreal on Jan. 15th. Towmews would close the week with a four point (2g, 2a) game against Toronto on Jan. 18th, and with one assist against Winnipeg on Jan. 19th.
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