Another week has ended in NHL and it is time to give out the three stars of the week.
THREE STARS: PATRIK LAINE
The three stars of the week goes to Patrik Laine, who in three games this week put up five goals and one assist for the Winnipeg Jets. This gave them a 2-1 record this week after beating the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens. The future looks bright for the young team in Winnipeg and Laine is the star they needed. He had a hat trick against Dallas, and he leads the NHL this year in multiple-goal games. He is tied for third in the NHL for goals with 28. The 18-year-old superstar has proven to be a great selection at number two overall so far as he contends for the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year. Laine will attempt to continue his success against fellow rookie Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday the 21st.
TWO STARS: ROBIN LEHNER
Two stars of the week go to Robin Lehner for the Buffalo Sabres. The young goalie had an outstanding week, recording 99 saves, allowing only four goals in three games while putting up a .961 save percentage, including a shutout against the Colorado Avalanche. He led the Sabres to a 3-0 record this week. Lehner is a young up and coming goalie that the Sabres desperately needed this year. With Buffalo’s lack of defense recently, this week of dominance by Lehner shows how good he can be. Hr faces the Chicago Blackhawks tonight, hoping to extend his win streak.
ONE STAR: SIDNEY CROSBY
Lets be honest, after this week is there anyone else more deserving of the one star than Sidney Crosby? The best player in the NHL had a pretty great week. He became a member of the 1000 points club during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets. Crosby put up one goal and three assists for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He led them to a 2-1 record, and in the same game he put up his 1000th point, he scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Winnipeg Jets. Crosby stands alone as the league leader in goals this year with 31 and is second in the NHL in points with 64. The superstar goes up against the Detroit Red Wings tonight as he looks to continue his great year.
This wraps up another great week in the NHL. I can’t wait to see how this next weeks pans out, as well as the rest of the year.