NHL Stars of the Week – History Earns Ovi Top Honors Second Week in a Row

Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of December 19th through 23rd.

First Star – Alex Ovechkin (LW – WAS)

  • In three games played for the Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin recorded two goals and four assists for six points. He would start off the week with an assist in a 4-3 comeback overtime victory over Detroit on Dec. 19th, then on Dec. 22nd against Ottawa Ovechkin would record two more assists in a 3-2 overtime victory. Then to close out the week Ovechkin would make history as he would record two goals and an assist in a 4-1 victory over Winnipeg on Dec. 23rd. Ovechkin’s first goal would tie him with Gordie Howe for second in goals scored, and then his late empty netter would allow Ovechkin to surpass Howe to take second place all for himself. Ovechkin is now 92 goals shy of tying Wayne Gretzky for first place in goals scored.
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Second Star – Alexander Georgiev (G – COL)

  • Alexander Georgiev would go 3-0-0 with a .94 goals against average and a .965 save percentage with one shutout. Georgiev would open the week with a 26 save 1-0 shootout victory over the New York Islanders on Dec. 19th to record his 10th career shutout. Then on Dec. 21st against Montreal he would make 19 saves in a 2-1 victory, and to close out the week Georgiev would make 37 saves in a 3-2 overtime victory over Nashville on Dec. 23rd.
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Third Star – Elias Pettersson (C – VAN)

  • Elias Pettersson would record two goals and five assists for seven points in two games played for the Vancouver Canucks. In his first game of the week Pettersson would record two goals and three assists in a 6-5 shootout victory over Seattle on Dec. 22nd, and to close out the week he would record two assists in a 5-2 victory over Edmonton on Dec. 23rd.
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