Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of October 7th through 16th.
First Star – Sidney Crosby (C – PIT)
- Sidney Crosby would kick start the season with two goals and four assists for six points in two games played for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby would open the season with a goal and two assists in a 6-2 victory over Arizona on Oct. 13th, and then on Oct. 15th against Tampa Bay he would record another one goal and two assist game in another 6-2 victory. Crosby is entering his 18th season with the Penguins, which is the most in franchise history.
Second Star – Connor McDavid (C – EDM)
- Connor McDavid would strike for four goals and an assist for five points in two games played for the Edmonton Oilers. He would kick start his season on Oct. 12th with a hat trick and an assist to spark the Oilers to a 5-3 comeback victory over Vancouver. The hat trick would mark the first of the NHL season. Then on Oct. 15th McDavid would tally one goal in a 4-3 loss to Calgary.
Third Star – Jake Oettinger (G – DAL)
- Jake Oettinger would go a perfect 2-0-0 for the Dallas Stars to start the season as he would record a 1.00 goals against average and a .968 save percentage in two games against the Nashville Predators. On Oct. 13th he would make 31 saves in a 4-1 victory, and then on Oct. 15th Oettinger would make 29 saves in a 5-1 victory.
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