Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of January 18th through 24th.
First Stars – Tyler Toffoli (C – MON) and Virginie Hébert (RT – Univ. of Montreal Health Centre)
- Hébert, who’s been a respiratory therapist since 2017, has distinguished herself by giving additional training to her colleagues to share all of the latest protocols and procedures to follow during this pandemic. Hébert and her colleagues have been working selflessly to assist in treating, and hopefully save, patients suffering from respiratory distress due to the coronavirus.
- Toffolii paced the League with five goals and eight points in four games played. Toffoli’s hot week would pace the Canadiens to a 3-0-1 week. On Jan. 18th he would record an assist in a 3-1 victory over Edmonton, then Toffoli would start a three game point streak against his former team the Vancouver Canucks starting with Jan. 20th where he would score a hat trick in a 6-5 shootout loss. Then on Jan. 21st he would tally two goals and an assist for three points in a 7-3 victory, and on Jan. 23rd Toffoli would record an assist in a 5-2 victory.
Second Star – Joe Pavelski (C – DAL)
- Pavelski would record three goals and four assists for seven points to help guide the Stars to a 2-0-0 week. On Jan. 22nd in a 7-0 victory over Nashville, Pavelski would score two goals and two assists to have a four point game, and then in a 3-2 win over Nashville on Jan. 24th he would record a goal and two assists. Pavelski would score the game winning goals in both games.
Third Star – John Gibson (G – ANA)
- Gibson would guide the Ducks to a 2-0-1 record in his three starts out of their four games played. Gibson would face 99 shots and make 95 saves for a 1.33 GAA and a .960 save percentage. He would earn his first shutout of the season, and 20th of his career, with a 34 save 1-0 victory over Minnesota on Jan. 18th, and in both games against Colorado he would make 29 saves on Jan. 22nd in a 3-2 overtime loss and 32 saves in a 3-1 victory on Jan. 24th.
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