Monday, October 28, 2019

NHL Three Stars Of Week

Stars of the Week, Marchand, Josi, Elliott

NEW YORK (Oct. 28, 2019) – Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi and Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 27.


Marchand topped the NHL with 3-5—8 in three contests to help the Bruins (8-1-2, 18 points) post a perfect week and extend their overall point streak to seven games dating to Oct. 12 (5-0-2). He collected 1-1—2 in a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Oct. 22. Marchand then picked up one assist as Boston defeated the St. Louis Blues, 3-0 on Oct. 26, in their first meeting since Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. He capped the week with 2-3—5, his fifth career five-point performance, in a 7-4 triumph over the New York Rangers Oct. 27. Marchand and David Pastrnak (0-5—5) became the first set of Bruins teammates to each register five points in a game since Dec. 28, 2001 (Glen Murray: 2-3—5, Joe Thornton: 0-5—5). The 31-year-old Halifax, N.S., native – who reached the 100-point milestone for the first time in 2018-19 (36-64—100 in 79 GP) – ranks fifth in the NHL with 7-13—20 through 11 contests this season. All of those points have come during a career-high 10-game streak dating to Oct. 5.


Josi recorded 2-4—6 in three outings to also power the Predators (7-3-1, 15 points) to a perfect week. He notched 1-1—2 in a 6-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks Oct. 22, then collected one assist in a 4-0 triumph over the Minnesota Wild Oct. 24. Josi added 1-2—3, including the tying goal late in the third period and primary assist on the overtime winner, in a 3-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning Oct. 26. The 29-year-old Bern, Switzerland, native ranks second among NHL blueliners with 5-8—13 through 11 contests this season. He and Ryan Ellis (2-11—13) are the first defensemen teammates to each post 13 points within a team’s opening 11 games since 1992-93 (Phil Housley: 3-12—15, Fredrik Olausson: 3-10—13 w/ WIN).


Elliott compiled a 3-0-0 record, 2.02 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in four games to lead the Flyers (5-4-1, 11 points) to a trio of victories. He turned aside 33 shots in a 6-2 triumph over the Vegas Golden Knights Oct. 21, made 23 saves in a 4-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks Oct. 24 and stopped 22 pucks in a 7-4 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets Oct. 26. Elliott then denied all 19 shots he faced in a relief effort in a 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders Oct. 27. The 34-year-old Newmarket, Ont., native has made six total appearances this season, going 3-1-0 with a 2.28 goals-against average and .926 save percentage.

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