Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of February 17th through 23rd.
First Star – Pavel Francouz (G, Colorado Avalanche)
- Francouz would go 3-0-1 with a 1.46 goals against average, a .941 save percentage and one shutout in four games played for the Avalanche. Francouz would open the week with a 23 save overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Feb. 17th, then on Feb. 19 he would make 27 saves in a victory over the New York Islanders. On Feb. 21st Francouz would record his first career NHL shutout against Anaheim, and would close out the week with a 20 save victory over Los Angeles on Feb. 22nd.
Second Star – Mika Zibanejad (C, New York Rangers)
- Zibanejad would tie for the League lead in points with eight (3g, 5a) in three games played for the Rangers. Zibanejad would open the week with a four point (1g, 3a) performance against Chicago on Feb. 19th, and on Feb. 21stwould record a three point game (1g, 2a) against Carolina. Zibanejad would close out the week a goal against San Jose on Feb. 22nd.
Third Star – Andrew Mangiapane (LW, Calgary Flames)
- Mangiapane would lead all skaters with five goals in three games for the Flames. He would start the week with a career high four point (3g, 1a) game against Anaheim on Feb. 17th. On Feb. 21st he would be held off the scoresheet by Boston, but to close out the week Mangiapane would net two goals against Detroit on Feb. 23rd.
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