Datsyuk, Lundqvist, Marchand named NHL’s three stars of the week

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Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk, New York’s Henrik Lundqvist and Boston’s Brad Marchand hvae been named the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Feb. 14, the league announced on Monday.


Datsyuk shared the League lead with five goals and tied for second overall with seven points in four games to power the Red Wings (29-18-9, 67 points) to seven out of a possible eight standings points and second place in the Atlantic Division.

Lundqvist went 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .976 save percentage and one shutout to backstop the Rangers (32-18-6, 70 points) to seven out of a possible eight standings points, helping the team maintain second place in the Metropolitan Division.

Marchand shared second place in the NHL with 4-3—7, including goals in all four games, to help the Bruins (30-20-6, 66 points) win two of four starts and finish the week third in the Atlantic Division.

Pretty emphatic statement made by Datsyuk who, earlier this month, called on his Red Wings teammates for more offensive production.

Since then, Datsyuk has been reunited on a line with Henrik Zetterberg, and Detroit has started to score in bunches. The Red Wings have 22 goals in their last six games, which includes Sunday’s wild 6-5 win over Boston — a game in which Datsyuk and Zetterberg combined for six points.