Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of February 20th through 26th.
First Star – Connor McDavid (C – EDM)
- Connor McDavid would record six goals and five assists for 11 points in three games played for the Edmonton Oilers. To open up the week McDavid would record two goals and an assist in a 4-2 victory over Philadelphia on Feb. 21st, and on Feb. 23rd he would record tow goals and two assists in a 7-2 victory over Pittsburgh. Then to close out the week McDavid would record two goals and two assists in a 6-5 loss to Columbus on Feb. 25th. McDavid would also become the fifth fastest and fifth youngest to reach 800 points.
Second Star – Linus Ullmark (G – BOS)
- In two games played for the Boston Bruins Linus Ullmark would go 2-0-0 with a .966 save percentage and 1.00 goals against average. Ullmark’s first game of the week would see him make 30 saves in a 3-1 victory over Ottawa on Feb. 20th. Then he would record 26 saves in a 3-1 victory over Vancouver on Feb. 25th. Also against Vancouver Ullmark would score a goal, a first for a Boston netminder.
Third Star – John Gibson (G – ANA)
- John Gibson would go 2-0-1 with a 2.64 goals against average and a .947 save percentage in three games played for the Anaheim Ducks. To open up the week Gibson would make 51 saves in a 4-3 overtime loss to Florida on Feb. 20th, and then on Feb. 23rd he would make 41 saves in 4-2 victory over Washington. Then on Feb. 25th to close out the week Gibson would make 51 saves in a 3-2 victory over Carolina.
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