Tarasenko, Trocheck, Kinkaid named NHL’s three stars of the week

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St. Louis’ Vladimir Tarasenko, Florida’s Vincent Trocheck and New Jersey’s Keith Kinkaid have been named the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Mar. 13, the league announced on Monday.


Tarasenko tied for the League lead with 3-3—6 in three games to power the Blues (41-20-9, 91 points) to a trio of wins and a share of first place – in terms of points – in the Central Division and Western Conference.

Trocheck paced the NHL with five assists and tied for the League lead with six points in three games to lift the Panthers (38-21-9, 85 points) to five out of a possible six standings points.

Kinkaid went 2-0-0 with a 0.48 goals-against average, .981 save percentage and one shutout to lead the Devils (33-29-7, 73 points) to a perfect start on their three-game road trip through California.

Tarasenko now sits at 33 goals on the year with 12 games left to play, meaning he’s within striking distance of matching — or surpassing — the career-high 37 he scored a year ago.