Alex Ovechkin has had himself another GR8 week, and the NHL has taken notice.
For the second time this season, Ovi has been named one of the NHL’s three stars of the week for the week ending 11/26. He previously was named the NHL’s first star of the week for the week ending 10/8 for a double hat trick. Teammates Nicklas Backstrom (third star for the week ending 10/15) and Braden Holtby (third star for week ending 11/12) have also been honored this year as well.
Vegas Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault and Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky were named the first and second stars.
Ovechkin scored five goals in four games during the week, including a hat trick during the Caps latest game against Toronto on November 25. He currently leads the NHL in goals, with 18 in 25 games.
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Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault, Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 26.
FIRST STAR – JONATHAN MARCHESSAULT, C, VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Marchessault registered 1-2-3 in each of his three contests, pacing the NHL with six assists and nine points overall (3-6-9) to power the expansion Golden Knights (15-6-1, 31 points) to a perfect week and the top of the Pacific Division standings. He opened the week with his fourth career three-point performance in a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks Nov. 22. Marchessault then collected his second career overtime goal, as well as two assists, in a 5-4 triumph against the San Jose Sharks Nov. 24. He added his third straight three-point outing, including an assist on the decisive goal, in a 4-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes Nov. 25. The 26-year-old Cap-Rouge, Que., native – who is the only player with three consecutive three-point performances in 2017-18 – ranks second on the Golden Knights with 8-13-21 in 19 games this season.
SECOND STAR – SERGEI BOBROVSKY, G, COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Bobrovsky went 3-0-0 with a 1.32 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and one shutout to help the Blue Jackets (15-7-1, 31 points) extend their winning streak to six games overall. He made 30 saves in a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Nov. 20, earned his 22nd career shutout with 22 stops in a 1-0 overtime win against the Calgary Flames Nov. 22 and turned aside 24 shots in a 5-2 triumph over the Ottawa Senators Nov. 24. The 29-year-old Novokuznetsk, Russia, native – who has been in net for each of Columbus’ six straight victories (0.98 GAA, .966 SV%, 2 SO) – leads the NHL with a 1.91 goals-against average, .936 save percentage and three shutouts (tied) in 19 appearances this season (14-4-1).
THIRD STAR – ALEX OVECHKIN, LW, WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Ovechkin paced the NHL with five goals in four games (5-0-5) to guide the Capitals (14-10-1, 29 points) to a trio of wins. After being held off the scoresheet in a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames Nov. 20, Ovechkin scored in each of his next three outings. That included one goal in both a 5-2 triumph over the Ottawa Senators Nov. 22 and 3-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning Nov. 24. Ovechkin capped the week with his 20th career hat trick – in front of one of his biggest fans, 13-year-old cancer survivor Alex Luey – in a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Nov. 25. The 32-year-old Moscow, Russia, native ranks first in the NHL with 18 goals in 25 contests in 2017-18 (18-7-25).
— NHL (@NHL) November 27, 2017
Congrats to @ovi8!
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