New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk,
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and Florida Panthers
defenseman Aaron Ekblad have been selected as the NHL’s top players from
Datsyuk was named the First Star after sharing the NHL lead with seven points.
He had three multi-point performances and finished with three goals and four
assists in four games.
Bobrovsky went 3-0-0 with a 1.62 goals-against average and .956 save
percentage to earn the Second Star. The 2013 Vezina Trophy winner made a
career-high and franchise-record 52 saves and then stopped all four shootout
attempts in a 4-3 win over the Panthers on Thursday.
Ekblad, the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NHL draft, was the Third Star after leading
all defensemen with six points (2g, 4a) in four games.