Panarin, Burns, Murray named NHL’s three stars of the week

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Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin, Sharks defenseman Brent Burns, and Penguins goalie Matt Murray have been named the NHL’s three stars for the past week.

From NHL.com:

Panarin led the League with 3-5-8 in three outings as the Blackhawks (46-26-7, 99 points) won two of three starts for the week to clinch a berth in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Burns finished second among all scorers and first among defensemen with 1-6-7 in four games as the Sharks (44-29-6, 94 points) gained six of a possible eight standings points.

Murray went 3-0-0 with a 1.95 goals-against average, .929 save percentage and one shutout as the Penguins (46-25-8, 100 points) recorded four victories for the week to extend their overall winning streak to six games and move into second place in the Metropolitan Division.

Panarin now holds a 20-point lead in the rookie scoring race. Most observers believe it’s down to him, Connor McDavid and Shayne Gostisbehere for the Calder Trophy.

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