Senators forward Kyle Turris named NHL's 2nd star
Chris Stewart named top star, Bobrovsky cited again
St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart, Ottawa Senators centre Kyle Turris, and Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky were named the NHL's top three stars for the week ending March 17.
Stewart took top honours after he scored five goals and totalled seven points over three games last week for St. Louis, notching the game winner on two occasions. Stewart is joining a strong season after a disappointing 2011-12 campaign. He now has 14 goals and 14 assists in 28 games, leading the Blues.
Turris broke out of a slump in a big way, recording points in all four games the Senators played. The scored four goals and added two assists, finding the net in Ottawa's weekend wins over Buffalo and Winnipeg.
The 23-year-old had just one assist to show for his previous nine games.
Bobrovsky make the top three for the second consecutive week, helping lead Columbus's resurgence. The Russia goalie helped the Blue Jackets gain a point in shootout losses to Vancouver and Chicago, and then posted his second career shutout in a win over Phoenix.
He posted a gaudy 0.62 goals-against average and .983 save percentage over the three games, and has allowed just six scores in his last eight appearances. As a result, the Jackets have moved up from last in the West to just two points off the playoff pace.