SHEARY, GREISS AND OSHIE NAMED NHL ‘THREE STARS’ OF THE WEEK
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary, New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss and Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Jan. 22.
FIRST STAR – CONOR SHEARY, LW, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Sheary led the NHL with six goals and nine points in four games, highlighted by a trio of multi-goal performances, to lift the Penguins (30-11-5, 65 points) to a perfect 4-0-0 week. He registered 2-1—3, including his first career overtime goal, in an 8-7 triumph against the Washington Capitals Jan. 16. Sheary then collected one assist in a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens Jan. 18 and two goals in a 7-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes Jan. 20. He capped the week with another 2-1—3 performance, including the decisive goal, in a 5-1 triumph over the Boston Bruins Jan. 22. The 24-year-old Winchester, Mass., native ranks fourth on the Penguins with 17-17—34 in 39 games this season, more than triple his production from his rookie campaign in 2015-16 (7-3—10 in 44 GP).
SECOND STAR – THOMAS GREISS, G, NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Greiss went 2-0-1 with a 0.98 goals-against average, .971 save percentage and two shutouts to guide the Islanders (19-17-9, 47 points) to seven out of a possible eight standings points. He opened the week with consecutive shutouts, registering 32 saves in a 4-0 victory over the Boston Bruins Jan. 16 and 23 saves in a 3-0 win against the Dallas Stars Jan. 19. Greiss then made 44 saves, four shy of his career high, in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers Jan. 22. The 30-year-old Fussen, Germany, native owns a 12-7-3 record with a 2.32 goals-against average, .928 save percentage and two shutouts in 23 appearances this season.
THIRD STAR – T.J. OSHIE, RW, WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Oshie collected 3-3—6 in three outings to power the League-leading Capitals (31-9-6, 68 points) to five out a possible six standings points. He posted 1-2—3, his third three-point performance of the season, in an 8-7 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Jan. 16. Oshie then recorded 1-1—2 in a 7-3 victory over his former team, the St. Louis Blues, Jan. 19 and scored the tying goal in a 4-3 overtime win against the Dallas Stars Jan. 21. The 30-year-old Everett, Wash., native places fifth on the Capitals with 17-14—31 in 38 games this season.
* Information provided via NHL Press Release