Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been named the NHL’s ‘Second Star’ for the week of Mar. 4th–Mar. 10th.
Crosby, 25, led all NHL players in points (11) and assists (9) last week, and he currently leads the entire NHL in both categories.
Compiling 45 points (12G, 33A) on the season, Crosby looks to be the clear-cut Hart trophy frontrunner.
Crosby is currently riding an eight game point streak and just got done dishing out five helpers Sunday night in a dominating performance against the New York Islanders.
The other recipients were Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who was named the NHL’s ‘First Star’ of the week and Los Angeles forward Jeff Carter notched the ‘Third Star.’
With his four wins, 0.77 goals against average and .972 save percentage, Bobrovsky earned the honor by putting the NHL’s worst squad on a five game winning streak.
And Carter rounded out the awards because he was able to pot six goals in four games, raising his total to 17 and tying for second in the NHL under that category.
Two of the goals Carter had were game-winners for Los Angeles, who have won three out of their last four contests.