Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 6. FIRST STAR – ALEX OVECHKIN RW WASHINGTON CAPITALS Ovechkin led the NHL in goals (4) points (6) power-play goals (3) power-play points (5) and shots on goal (24) just days after returning from Greece where he became the first Russian to carry the Olympic torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. He opened the season by recording 1-1—2 in a 6-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Oct. 1. Ovechkin then scored twice assisted on the game-tying goal and potted the clinching score in the shootout to help the Capitals rally from a three-goal deficit in a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames Oct. 3. He closed the week by tallying Washington's lone goal the 375th of his career in a 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars Oct. 5. The 28-year-old Moscow native and reigning Hart Memorial Trophy winner has played in 604 career NHL games all with the Capitals totaling 375-366—741. SECOND STAR – LARS ELLER C MONTREAL CANADIENS Eller factored in on five of Montreal's seven goals tying for second in the League in goals (3) and points (5) as the Canadiens split their opening two games. He began the season by recording 2-1—3 in a 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Oct. 1 becoming just the third Canadiens player since 2002-03 to register three or more points in the team's season opener and added the game-winning goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Oct. 5. The 24-year-old Rodovre Denmark native has played in 211 career NHL games registering 36-46—82 and 165 penalty minutes.
Ovechkin, Eller and Fleury named week's 'Three Stars'
NHL.com | Oct 7