Tarasenko, Datsyuk, Fleury named NHL’s three stars of the week


St. Louis’ Vladimir Tarasenko, Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk and Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Nov. 2.

The highlights:

Tarasenko led the NHL with five goals and tied for first with a +6 rating in powering the Blues (6-3-1, 13 points) to a trio of victories.

Datsyuk (4-3—7) tied for the League lead with seven points in three games to help the Red Wings (6-2-3, 15 points) earn five out of a possible six standings points.

Fleury went 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average, .959 save percentage and two shutouts to backstop the Penguins (7-2-1, 15 points) to three consecutive wins (and four straight overall).

Fleury had a great week, though it’s worth mentioning the combined efforts of Winnipeg goalies Ondrej Pavelec and Michael Hutchinson. The Jets tandem allowed just four goals on 120 shots last week — a .967 save percentage — and combined for back-to-back 1-0 shutouts over the Rangers and Blackhawks on the weekend.