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.