Today is Sunday, so it’s time for THN’s three stars a week. These are the NHLers who have stood out from others in a positive way over the past week.
3. Calgary Jacob Markstrom: Markstrom has become one of our three stars this season, and this time the Fire’s defender has once again outstanding performance: this week he scored 1.00 goals with a score of 2-0-0-average points, 0.972 saves Rate and his fifth closure of the year.
The 31-year-old Swede has been at the core of Calgary’s strong start to the season, and the Flames only need him to stay healthy and be himself. Markstrom has a 7-3-4 record in 14 games this year, 1.71 GAA and 0.942 SP. He looks very comfortable and confident in the Fire’s net. Many people before him have tried, but none of them have performed as well as he did in Calgary this season, and the trick for him now is to stay stable week after week.
2. Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay: As the defensive cornerstone of the Chargers, Heideman is highly dependent on head coach Jon Cooper, and he usually responds in just a few weeks. Hedman contributed 4 assists and 5 points in three games. What is also impressive is his average playing time; in two of Bolts’ three GP games, he averaged for the Chargers The score was 27:11-10 of his 16 points (in as many games as possible) were even.
The 30-year-old Hedman is now at his peak. If he maintains his current all-around excellence, he will almost certainly be nominated as the best blue line player in the Norris Cup for the sixth consecutive year and should have won his career. The second Norris. He makes everyone’s work on Bolts easier.
1. Johnny Gaudello, Calgary: It is worth mentioning this week that his Fire teammate Andrew Manjapane (he scored four goals in three Grand Prix matches, including a winning goal), but Gaudello contributed more One point, contributed three goals and 6 points in three Grand Prix matches. This season, he ranked among the top five with 14 assists and 21 points in 17 games. Two of Gadero’s seven goals were game winners. He has always been everything the Flames need, and then Calgary’s top line.
Gaudi’s contract status-he will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this year-is looming behind everything he does, but the best way to keep the media and fans from guessing is to do what he is doing. The thing: Looks like a strong and smart offensive contributor and makes the most of the time that head coach Darryl Sartre gives him. The time on the ice was hard-won; Sartre gave Gaudro an average playing time of only 18 minutes and 12 seconds-the second-lowest average freezing time for the NHL’s top seven scorers. The other five highest-scoring players averaged close to or higher than 21 minutes per game. Gaudreau is completing it and will get a higher payday when it enters the market next summer.