This Week’s Top Three Stars for It’s Puckin Hockey
This past week in the NHL some teams continue to soar at the top while other cling to their playoff spots. There are also a few teams who are rushing the ice to get all the points they can and make a desperate move to make the playoffs. Who earned this week’s top Stars honors?
With March ending how could anyone not look at Sergei “Bob” Bobrovsky’s stats?! The goalie has played amazingly well for the Blue Jackets. Bob’s March included three shutouts, finishing second in wins (nine), goals-against average (1.49) and save percentage (.950). Bobrovsky’s year is shaping up to be a Vezina/Hart worthy campaign. Will Bobrovsky cash in on some hardware of his own?
This past Saturday Hall broke Wayne Gretzky’s franchise record for the fastest hat trick in franchise history. The 21-year-old scored three times in 7:53 — Gretzky did it in 12:38 back in 1986 — and was honored to find himself in such exclusive company. Along with accomplishing such a feet at a young age Hall tied for first in the NHL with 5 goals and ranked second with 8 points in 4 games.
After breaking his arm and missing 27 games Lupul has scored at least one point in every game since coming back on Mar. 16. Lupul notched a goal in a 3-2 shootout loss to Boston, and then went on a game-winning goal binge, scoring the deciding marker in a 3-2 victory over Florida, a 6-3 win over Carolina and a 4-0 victory over Ottawa. Lupul’s 9 points in 4 games which includes a NHL-best 5 goals has earned him this week’s first star from “It’s Puckin Hockey” .