Originally posted on Taking Bad Schotz  |  Last updated 3/19/13
Three Stars of the Week 1. Chris Stewart (St. Louis Blues) Making his first appearance in the three stars of the week, Stewart’s top position is well deserved.  In the Blues’ three games in the past seven days, Stewart had five goals and two assists, one of which came on the power play.  Stewart won the game for the Blues against the Ducks and Coyotes at home and scored in all three games.  Stewart also boasted a +5 rating over the past week, something that was greatly helped by his goals. 2. Marc-Andre Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins) Part of the Penguins struggles, if there have been any, have been in net this season.  Fleury proved his critics wrong this last week with his outstanding performances in all three of his team’s games. Fleury won all three of his starts last week and gave up only three goals combined in all three games.  He also earned a shutout at home against the New York Rangers and boasted an incredible .956 Save Percentage over the week. 3. Jake Allen (St. Louis Blues) Joining teammate Chris Stewart on the list this week is the Blues’ goaltender Jake Allen this week.  Allen won three starts in the last week, and did so in stunning fashion.  Like Fleury, Allen gave up only three total goals, but did so after facing 29 more shots than the Pittsburgh net minder.  Allen boasted a .969 Save Percentage against the Sharks, Coyotes, and Ducks. Eastern Conference Team of the Week As always, the Pittsburgh Penguins are playing outstanding hockey.  The team played four games in a jam-packed week and was victorious in all four, doing so in convincing fashion.  The Pens beat the second-place Bruins twice, shutout the New York Rangers at home this week and beat the surprising Leafs in Toronto.  The Penguins really separated themselves from the rest of the Eastern Conference with their wins against Boston this week.  The Penguins continue to get contributions from Hart-candidate Sidney Crosby, who had a goal and two assists in Pittsburgh’s four games.  Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury also had an incredible week (see above). Western Conference Team of the Week Now that the Chicago Blackhawks have finally lost in regulation, the rest of the Conference can finally begin to chase the leaders.  The St. Louis Blues are taking advantage of the opportunity, as they won all three of their games last week riding strong performances from Chris Stewart and rookie goaltender Jake Allen (see above).  The Blues knocked off the Sharks and Ducks, and shutout the Coyotes at home.  The week ahead gets difficult, however, as the Blues have to play three games on the road.  Expect solid contributions from Stewart, David Backes, and the group of goaltenders in St. Louis. Three Games to Watch this Week (Eastern Times) Minnesota Wild @ Detroit Red Wings – Wednesday March 20, 7:30 p.m. Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators – Thursday March 21, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver Canucks @ Los Angeles Kings – Saturday March 23, 4:00 p.m. -Weingold
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