Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of December 27th through January 1st.
First Star – Filip Forsberg (LW – NAS)
- Filip Forsberg would record five goals and two assists for seven points in three games played for the Nashville Predators, and to start off the week Forsberg would score a goal in a 3-2 loss to Dallas on Dec. 27th. Then on Dec. 30th against Anaheim he would record a goal and two assists in a 6-1 victory, and to close up the week Forsberg would score his eighth career hat trick in a 5-4 overtime loss to Vegas on Dec. 31st.
Second Star – Erik Karlsson (D – SJ)
- Erik Karlsson would lead the NHL in assists with seven in four games played for the San Jose Sharks which would extend his assist/point streak to 13 games dating back to Dec. 3rd. To open the week Karlsson would record two assists in a 6-2 loss to Vancouver on Dec. 27th, and another two assists on in a 4-3 overtime loss to Philadelphia on Dec. 29th. Then on Dec. 31st he would record an assist in a 5-2 loss to Dallas, and to close out the week Karlsson would record two more assists in a 5-2 victory over Chicago on Jan. 1st. Karlsson’s point streak is the longest in San Jose Sharks franchise history.
Third Star – Antti Raanta (G – CAR)
- Antti Raanta would go a perfect 3-0-0 with a 1.30 goals against average and a .944 save percentage along with two shutouts for the Carolina Hurricanes. Raanta would open the week with a 24 save 3-0 shutout victory over Chicago on Dec. 27th. Then on Dec. 30th he would record a 19 save 4-0 shutout over Florida, and to close out the week Raanta would record 24 saves in a 5-4 shootout victory over New Jersey on Jan. 1st.
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