Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Week for the week of March 27th through April 2nd.
First Star – Andrei Vasilevskiy (G – TB)
- Andrei Vasilevskiy would go a perfect 3-0-0 with a .33 goals against average and a .990 save percentage as he would stop 99 shots out of 100 faced for two shutouts in three games played for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vasilevskiy would open the week with a 31 save 4-0 shutout victory over Carolina on March 28th, and then he would make 30 saves in a 5-1 victory over Washington on March 30th. Then to close out the week he would make 38 saves in a 5-0 shutout victory over the New York Islanders on April 1st.
Second Star – Leon Draisaitl (C – EDM)
- Leon Draisaitl would continue his fantastic season with five goals and three assists for eight points in four games played for the Edmonton Oilers. To kick off the week Draisaitl would record a goal and an assist, which would be highlighted by his 300th career NHL goal, in a 5-4 victory over Arizona on March 27th, and then on March 28th he would record another goal and an assist in a 7-4 victory over Vegas. Then on March 30th he would record an assist in a 2-0 victory over Los Angeles, and then to close out the week Draisaitl would record a hat trick in a 6-0 victory over Anaheim on April 1st.
Third Star – David Pastrnak (RW – BOS)
- In four games played for the Boston Bruins, David Pastrnak would record five goals and an assist for six points. To open the week Pastrnak would record a goal in a 2-1 loss to Nashville on March 28th, and on March 30th he would record another goal in a overtime to defeat Columbus. Then on April 1st he would record a hat trick in a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh, and to close out the week Pastrnak would record an assist in a 4-3 shootout victory over St. Louis on April 2nd.
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