Carter, Scrivens, Nielsen named NHL’s three stars of the week

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Los Angeles forward Jeff Carter, Edmonton goalie Ben Scrivens and Islanders center Frans Nielsen were named the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Oct. 26, the league announced on Monday.


Carter tied for the League lead with six points (2-4—6) in two outings to help the Kings (6-1-1, 13 points) complete a perfect six-game homestand for the first time in franchise history.

Scrivens posted a 3-0-0 record with a 2.33 goals-against average and .920 save percentage to lead the Oilers (3-4-1, 7 points) to their first three-game winning streak since Jan. 26-29.

Nielsen tied for the League lead with four goals in three games to power the Islanders (6-2-0, 12 points) to a pair of victories, helping the team match its best eight-game start in the last 31 years (2001-02: 6-0-1-1).

Quite the turnaround from Scrivens — his three-game winning streak came after a dreadful start to the season in which he allowed 15 goals on 99 shots (.848 save percentage), and was the goalie of record for three of Edmonton’s five losses to open the campaign.