NHL “Three Stars” For April

Your NHL “Three Stars” for the month of April have been announced! Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott, and New York Rangers center Derek Stepan have been given the title for the month.

The first star was awarded to Alex Ovechkin, who led the League with 14 goals and 22 points in 13 games throughout the month. Those 14 goals set an April record for scoring and also boosted Ovechkin’s goals to help him win the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for leading NHL scorer.

The second star was given to Brain Elliott, who posted an 11-2-0 record, 1.28 goals-against-average, .948 save percentage and three shutouts in 13 games in April.  Elliott’s stellar goaltending helped the Blues secure the fourth seed in the Western Conference

The third star of the month is Derek Stepan, who finished second among skaters with 19 points and recorded a +14 rating in 14 games. He registered points in 12 of his 14 games in April and tallied three game-winning goals.

 

Source: NHL – www.nhl.com

 

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