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Chicago Blackhawks, NHL 3 Stars: El Capitan Gets Going

By Aaron Goldschmidt
Nov 5, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrate the win over the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrate the win over the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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NHL: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins /

3 Stars: Eastern Conference

Third Star: T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals

T.J. Oshie continues to prove he is one of the league’s top scorers, not just a shootout specialist during the Olympic games. In the last 5 games, Oshie has scored 4 goals and 4 assists.  He has been a large contributor for the Capitals being the best team in the league and winning so many games in a row.  It’s strange that the Blues gave up on him, but us Blackhawk fans aren’t complaining that he’s out of the Central Division.

Second Star: Thomas Greiss

In a year where the Islanders can’t seem to compete in the East, a bright spot has been the performance of Thomas Greiss.  After waiving Jaroslav Halak, the Islanders have turned to 30-year-old Greiss to be their No. 1 goalie. In the last three games, Greiss is 2-0-1 with a .980 GAA and a .971 save percentage. Those two wins were both shutouts against Dallas and Boston.

First Star: Conor Sheary

Sheary has been reaping the benefits of playing on an offensively-loaded Pittsburgh Penguins team. The 24-year-old winger has scored 6 goals with 3 assists and is a plus-6 in the last five games. On the year, Sheary has 17 goals and 17 assists, having a strong sophomore season with the Pens. His plus-6 plus/minus shows his ability to score and his attention to his defensive game.

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