Alex Ovechkin named NHL's 1st star for opening week

Washington Capitals right-winger Alex Ovechkin was named NHL first star of the week Monday after recording six points over three games.

Capitals' winger posts 6 points in 3 games

Capitals right-winger Alex Ovechkin, who was named the NHL's first star for opening week, led all NHL players in goals (four), points (six), power-play goals (three) and shots on goal (24). (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

Washington Capitals right-winger Alex Ovechkin was named National Hockey League first star of the week Monday after recording six points over three games.

Ovechkin led all players last week in goals (four), points (six), power-play goals (three) and shots on goal (24).

Montreal Canadiens centre Lars Eller was named second star and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was the third star.

Eller had five points (3-2) in two games while Fleury was 2-0-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average, .979 save percentage and one shutout.

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