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Crosby leads 3 stars of the week

Crosby leads 3 stars of the week

Crosby leads 3 stars of the week

NEW YORK – – Center for the Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney CrosbySt. Louis Blues left wing Pavel Buchnevich and the goalie of the Seattle Kraken Martin Jones have been named NHL “Three Stars” for the week ending November 20.

FIRST STAR – SIDNEY CROSBY, C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

Crosby led the NHL in goals (t-4), assists (7) and points (11) through four games to power the Penguins (9-7-3, 21 points) to a 3-1-0 week. He scored once in a 5–2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 15 to pass Bryan Trottier for sole possession of 17th place on the NHL’s all-time points list. Crosby then went 2 2-4, his 36th career four-point performance and first of the season, in a 6-4 win against the Minnesota Wild on November 17. He picked up two assists in a 3-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets in November. 19 before finishing the week 1-3-4, including his 80th career game-winning goal (tied for 36th in major league history) in a 5-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on November 20 The former Pittsburgh captain and two-time Hart Memorial Trophy winner ranks seventh in the NHL with 10-17-27 through 19 total appearances so far in 2022-23.

Video: [email protected]: Crosby scores off rebound in 3rd period

SECOND STAR – PAVEL BUCHNEVICH, LW, ST. LOUIS BLUES

Buchnevich went 3-4-7 in four games to power the Blues (9-8-0, 18 points) to a perfect week and their sixth straight win overall (dating back to Nov. 10) after a eight game losing streak. streak. He had two assists in a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on November 14. Buchnevich was then held off the scoresheet in a 5–2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on November 16, but bounced back with a goal in regulation as well as the On November 19, he finished the week with his second four points of his career, compiling a 2-2-4 as well as his 12th career game-winning goal in a 6-6. 2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Nov. 19. Buchnevich, 27, has gone 4-7-11 in 12 total starts this season and is averaging more than a point per game since joining the St. Louis in 2021-22 (34 -53-87 in 85 GP).

Video: [email protected]: Buchnevich scores his second goal of the game

THIRD STAR: MARTIN JONES, G, SEATTLE KRAKEN

Jones went 2-0-0 with a 1.90 goals-against average and .932 save percentage to guide the Kraken (10-5-3, 23 points) to a pair of overtime wins . He turned away 28 of 30 shots in a 3-2 win against the New York Rangers on November 17. Jones, in his seventh straight start (dating back to Nov. 3), then made 27 saves in a 3-2 win over his predecessor. The team, the Los Angeles Kings, November 19. Jones, 32, who signed with Seattle in July, has compiled a 9-4-2 record, 2.30 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and one shutout. 15 total contests so far in 2022-23.

Video: [email protected]: Jones saves Kakko in second period





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