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Marchand, Fleury, Kucherov named NHL's three stars of the week

NEW YORK — Boston Bruins left-wing Brad Marchand, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and Tampa Bay Lightning right-wing Nikita Kucherov have been named the NHL’s three stars of the week.
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NEW YORK — Boston Bruins left-wing Brad Marchand, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and Tampa Bay Lightning right-wing Nikita Kucherov have been named the NHL’s three stars of the week.

Marchand led the NHL with six goals and 10 points, including five points on the power play (two goals, three assists), in four games.

His week included his fifth career hat trick, including the game-winning goal, in Boston's 5-1 win over Montreal on Wednesday.

Fleury turned aside 88 of the 92 shots he faced, compiling a 3-0-0 record, 1.32 goals-against average, .957 save percentage and one shutout.

He capped his week with a 37-save performance Saturday in Chicago's 3-0 win over Anaheim, becoming the 14th goaltender in NHL history to earn at least 70 career shutouts.

Kucherov registered three goals and four assists in three games to help the Lightning keep pace with the Florida Panthers for first place both in the Atlantic Division and overall NHL standings. 

He had his fourth career hat trick -- and first since March 23, 2017 -- in a 6-1 win over Buffalo on Tuesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 17, 2022.

The Canadian Press