Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of February 14th through 20th.
First Star – Elias Lindholm (C – CAL)
- Lindholm would pace the league with four goals and four assists for eight points in three games played for the Calgary Flames. To open up the week Lindholm would record a goal and two assists in a 6-2 victory over Columbus on Feb. 15th, and the he would record two goals and an assist in a 6-2 victory over Anaheim on Feb. 16th. On Feb. 19th to close out the week Lindholm would record a goal and an assist in the Flames 2-1 victory over Seattle.
Second Star – Aaron Ekblad (D – FLA)
- Ekblad would record three goals and three assist for six points in three games played for the Florida Panthers. Ekblad would record a goal and an assist in all three games as the Panthers would defeat Carolina (3-2; Feb. 15th), Minnesota (6-2; Feb. 18th), and Chicago (5-2; Feb. 20th).
Third Star – Jake Oettinger (G – DAL)
- Oettinger would go 2-1-0 with a .98 goals against average, a .972 save percentage, and a shutout for the Dallas Stars. To open the week Oettinger would make a career high 46 saves in 4-1 victory over Colorado on Feb. 15th. Then on Feb. 18th against Chicago he would make 34 save, and five in the shootout, for the 1-0 victory. To close out the week Oettinger would make 24 saves on 26 shots in a 3-1 loss to Arizona on Feb. 20th.
*All Graphics courtesy of the NHL, Florida Panthers, Dallas Stars, and Calgary Flames.
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