New York, NY (Sports Network) - Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty,
along with Boston center Patrice Bergeron and Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas
Backstrom, have been selected as the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending
Pacioretty earned the First Star after posting at least one point in all four
of Montreal's games en route to four goals and seven points. The Montreal
winger scored two goals in a 5-2 win over Toronto before notching a goal and
an assist in back-to-back games to close out the week.
Bergeron finished the week with five assists and seven points to claim the
Second Star. The reigning Selke Trophy winner as the league's top defensive
forward registered at least one point in all four games last week and scored
the overtime winner in a 2-1 victory over Ottawa on Feb. 28.
Backstrom was named the Third Star after going 3-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against
average in his three starts last week. Backstrom closed out the week with a
19-save effort in a 4-2 win over Edmonton on March 3 to improve to 17-0-0 in
17 career home games against the Oilers, which is the second-longest winning
streak against one team by any goaltender in NHL history.
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