Kent Tukeli |  Tue 13/02/2018 - 02:41 EST

NHL 3 Stars of The Week

NHL 3 Stars of The Week
Fantastic offensive performances dominate recent play, along with the NHL three stars of the week selections. Johnny Hockey and Claude Giroux were nominated for the honor, along with Devan Dubnyk. Canadian three star honorable mentions include Connor McDavid and Mitch Marner, both of whom exploded for five point evenings, along with Sean Monahan, who combined with Gaudreau to lift the Flames to victory.

Canadian NHL Stars of the Week


Third Star – G Devan Dubnyk

Minnesota Wild

After earning points in eight of their last ten games, the Minnesota Wild find themselves in the driver’s seat on the road to the playoffs. The fantastic goaltending of Devan Dubnyk backstopped Minnesota to their current wild card position, helping the Wild earn a 30-19-6 record as the final third of the season approaches.

Dubnyk pitched a sparkling 44-save shutout against the Blackhawks, stopped 35 shots during a 6-2 win over the Blues, and made 36 saves during an OT match against the Coyotes. Devan’s clean sheet against Chicago was his second 40-plus save shut out of the year.

His performance improved his record to 22-10-4, with a 2.60 GAA, .919 SV% and 4 shutouts. Looks like he’s worked through injury and small slumps during the first half of the season, rounding into form as the playoffs approach.


Second Star – LW Johnny Gaudreau

Calgary Flames

Johnny Hockey lived up to his moniker in a big way last week, helping the Flames win three out of four games during a busy week on the road. Gaudreau notched a goal and a pair of assists to edge Chicago 3-2 at the start of the week. Johnny proceeded to score a goal and an assist during a 3-2 win over the Devils, finishing the week with an assist against both New York franchises.

The Flames superstar should garner Hart consideration this season. Without Gaudreau, Calgary would struggle to create any semblance of offense on a nightly basis. Johnny’s also one of the best at drawing penalties while remaining out of the box, creating additional power plays for Calgary.

A seven-point week earned Gaudreau the second star of the week, also vaulting him into second place in the scoring race. Johnny has 18 goals and 48 assists over 56 games this season, which means he’s been responsible for 41.5% of 159 goals the Flames scored in 2017-18.


First Star – C Claude Giroux

Philadelphia Flyers

Claude Giroux has been enjoying a renaissance year with the Philadelphia Flyers, earning first star of the week for his six-point outburst. Giroux tallied a goal and two assists to lift Philly over Montreal, netted a marker against the Coyotes during an overtime victory, and finished with two points in a dominant, 4-1 win over the west-best Golden Knights.

As a result, Philadelphia enjoyed a four-win week, rising to third in the Metro Division, pushing the Devils to the wild card position. Impressively, the Flyers now remain a single point behind the Penguins for second place, with a game in hand.

Most didn’t expect Giroux to explode this season, after finishing 2016-17 with 58 points in 82 games. After 56 games in 2017-18, Claude has amassed 46 assists and 64 points, tied with Voracek, Stamkos and McDavid for fourth place in the scoring race.


Three Stars Canadian Honorable Mentions:

C – Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers

McDavid reminded the hockey world of his all-universe talent by scoring four goals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, currently atop the standings for the Presidents’ Trophy. Try as he might, he couldn’t prevent Edmonton from losing the next three games, despite Connor contributing a total of five goals and three assists during the week. Without McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers would be the worst team in the NHL by a wide margin.

C – Sean Monahan – Calgary Flames

Sean Monahan continues his breakout season with the Calgary Flames by scoring three goals and a pair of assists last week, complimenting Johnny Hockey on his race to catch Nikita Kucherov for the Art Ross trophy. Monahan already has 27 goals and 23 points for this campaign. Soon, he’ll eclipse his personal bests of 63 points and 31 goals in a single season.

G – Mitch Marner – Toronto Maple Leafs

Mitch endures ups and downs, but his five-point night against the Ottawa Senators shows why the Toronto Maple Leafs will continue to remain patient with his development. When he’s on and fully engaged, Mitch can dominate an entire game with his speed, handles and lightning-quick playmaking. He earned three goals and three assists during Toronto’s perfect 3-0 week.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 12 February
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 3 - 4 Toronto Maple Leafs +102 -111 Odds
FT Florida Panthers 7 - 5 Edmonton Oilers +120 -128 Odds
FT Chicago Blackhawks 1 - 6 Arizona Coyotes -128 +116 Odds
Tuesday 13 February
FT Calgary Flames 2 - 5 Boston Bruins +166 -175 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 3 - 5 Buffalo Sabres -167 +160 Odds
FT Jackets 4 - 1 New York Islanders -125 +115 Odds
PEN New Jersey Devils 5 - 4 Philadelphia Flyers +137 -152 Odds
FT Ottawa Senators 3 - 6 Pittsburgh Penguins +205 -217 Odds
FT Los Angeles Kings 3 - 7 Carolina Hurricanes +126 -135 Odds
FT Anaheim Ducks 1 - 2 Detroit Red Wings -120 +111 Odds
AOT Washington Capitals 3 - 4 Winnipeg Jets +138 -141 Odds
FT New York Rangers 2 - 3 Minnesota Wild +185 -196 Odds
AOT St. Louis Blues 3 - 4 Nashville Predators +130 -137 Odds
35' Chicago Blackhawks 2 - 1 Knights +188 -204 Odds
1060' Arizona Coyotes 1 - 1 San Jose Sharks +193 -208 Odds
Wednesday 14 February
Jackets 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
Montreal Canadiens 21:30 Colorado Avalanche +101 -110 Odds
Florida Panthers 22:00 Vancouver Canucks -105 -105 Odds
Thursday 15 February
Carolina Hurricanes 19:00 New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers 19:00 New York Islanders
Los Angeles Kings 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo Sabres 19:30 Ottawa Senators
Detroit Red Wings 19:30 Tampa Bay Lightning
Calgary Flames 20:00 Nashville Predators
Washington Capitals 20:00 Minnesota Wild
Anaheim Ducks 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks
Montreal Canadiens 21:00 Arizona Coyotes
Edmonton Oilers 22:00 Knights
Vancouver Canucks 22:30 San Jose Sharks
Friday 16 February
Philadelphia Flyers 19:00 Jackets
New York Islanders 19:30 Carolina Hurricanes
Colorado Avalanche 20:00 Winnipeg Jets
St. Louis Blues 20:30 Dallas Stars
Saturday 17 February
Los Angeles Kings 13:00 Buffalo Sabres
Anaheim Ducks 14:00 Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers 14:00 Ottawa Senators
Edmonton Oilers 16:00 Arizona Coyotes
New Jersey Devils 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning
Montreal Canadiens 19:00 Knights
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Detroit Red Wings 20:00 Nashville Predators
Washington Capitals 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks
Boston Bruins 22:00 Vancouver Canucks
Florida Panthers 22:00 Calgary Flames
Sunday 18 February
Philadelphia Flyers 12:00 New York Rangers
Edmonton Oilers 15:00 Colorado Avalanche
New Jersey Devils 17:00 Carolina Hurricanes
Pittsburgh Penguins 18:00 Jackets
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Detroit Red Wings
Dallas Stars 20:00 San Jose Sharks
Florida Panthers 20:00 Winnipeg Jets

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