Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of January 17th through 23rd.
First Star – Chris Kreider (LW – NYR)
- Kreider would lead the NHL with five goals and two assists for seven points in three games played for the New York Rangers. Kreider would begin the week with a goal in a 6-3 victory over Toronto on Jan. 19th. Then on Jan. 21st he would record a goal and an assist in a 6-3 loss to Carolina, and to close out the week Kreider would net a hat trick and an assist for a four point night in a 7-3 victory over Arizona on Jan. 22nd.
Second Star – Ville Husso (G – STL)
- In three games played for the St. Louis Blues, Husso would go a perfect 3-0-0 with a 1.34 goals against average, a .960 save percentage, and one shutout. Husso would start the week with a 32 save 5-3 victory over Nashville on Jan. 17th, and on Jan. 21st he would record his third career shutout after making 27 saves in a 5-0 victory over Seattle. Then to close out the week Husso would make 38 saves in a 3-1 victory over Vancouver on Jan. 23rd.
Third Star – Timo Meier (RW – SJ)
- Meier would lead the League with six goals in three games played for the San Jose Sharks. To open the week Meier would set a franchise record with five goals in a 6-2 victory over Los Angeles on Jan. 17th. He would score a goal in a 3-2 loss to the Seattle on Jan. 20th, and would end the week scoreless in a 7-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Jan. 22nd.
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