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Vasilevskiy, Draisaitl, Pastrnak named NHL three stars of the week

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, Edmonton Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl and Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak are the NHL’s three stars of the week.

Vasilevskiy posted a 3-0-0 record with two shutouts and a .990 save percentage after stopping 99 of the 100 shots he faced.

The 2021 Conn Smythe trophy winner is tied for fifth in the league with a .918 save percentage this season.

Draisaitl shared the league lead with five goals and eight points as the Oilers went 4-0-0 and clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The league’s second-leading scorer (120 points) also hit the 50-goal plateau for the third time in his career.

Pastrnak added to his career-high goal-scoring output with five last week, including a hat trick Saturday against Pittsburgh. His 56 goals on the season only trail Edmonton’s Connor McDavid (62).

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 3, 2023.

The Canadian Press