Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of October 24th through 30th.
First Star – Connor McDavid (C – EDM)
- Connor McDavid would make his return to the Three Stars of the Week for the second time in the first three weeks of the season as he would record four goals and four assists for eight points in four games played for the Edmonton Oilers. McDavid would open the week scoreless against Pittsburgh on Oct. 24th, but he would respond with an assist in the Oilers 3-1 victory over St. Louis on Oct. 26th. Then on Oct. 27th McDavid would record a hat trick and an assist for four points in a 6-5 victory over Chicago, and to close out the week McDavid would record a goal and two assists for three points in a 3-2 victory over Calgary on Oct. 29th.
Second Star – Jesper Bratt (LW – NJ)
- In four games played for the New Jersey Devils, Jesper Bratt would record four goals and three assists for seven points. To open the week Bratt would score a goal in a 6-3 loss to Washington on Oct. 24th, and then would record two goals and an assist in a 6-2 victory over Detroit on Oct. 25th. On Oct. 28th he would record an assist in a 1-0 victory over Colorado, and to close out the week Bratt would record a goal and an assist in a 7-1 victory over Columbus on Oct. 30th.
Third Star – Marc-Andre Fleury (G – MIN)
- Marc-Andre Fleury would go a perfect 3-0-0 with a 1.95 goals against average and a .927 save percentage in three games for the Minnesota Wild. To open the week Fleury would make 26 saves in a 3-1 victory over Montreal, that would also feature him making his 22nd career stop on a penalty shot, on Oct. 25th. Then on Oct. 27th he would make 27 saves in a 4-2 victory over Ottawa, and to close out the week 23 saves in a 4-3 shootout victory over Chicago. Fleury would move past Curtis Joseph for sole possession of sixth place in win, and he would also surpass Henrik Lundqvist for first all time with 62 career shootout victories.
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