Similar to our Daily 3 Stars, this section will break down the top three fantasy hockey performers every week and cite why I chose them in particular. In addition, I will track the amount of times the players have received this honor and tally them at the end of the season. For the sake of clarity, I will be using Yahoo! standard categories (Forwards – G,A,+/-, PP, PIM, SOG; Goalies – W, GAA, SV%, SHO) and therefore omit salaries.
THIRD STAR: Kyle Okposo, New York Islanders (0-0-1) – Okposo became a powerplay specialist, helping John Tavares to score a plethora of goals on the man advantage. In three games, the 22-year-old posted six assists five of which coming on the powerplay. The St. Paul, Minnesota native fired eleven shots on goal averaging nearly four a game, despite his lack of goals. Scoring at a two PPG clip over the past week makes him our third star of the week.
SECOND STAR: Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks (0-1-0) – The winging Sedin brother is putting his earlier injury behind him. The native of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden produced five goals and two assists over his last three games, a solid week to say the least. Two of his seven points came on the powerplay while he fired a massive 22 shots on goal. The 29-year-old posted a nice plus two over that span making him a good choice for second star of the week.
FIRST STAR: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (1-0-0) – The Great 8 came back from his suspension in a big way. The 24-year-old was the consensus number one draft pick, and is currently the top ranked player in the league so it is only fitting he makes our weekly first star. Ovechkin scored three goals and added four assists, where two of his points came on the powerplay. In addition, Ovi fired 23 shots on net, sat two minutes in the box and posted a plus three rating. Now healed from his nasty knee-on-knee injury, expect the Moscow native to continue his torrid pace.
HONORABLE MENTION(S): Alexander Semin, Marc-Andre Bergeron
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