Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of March.
FIRST STAR – SIDNEY CROSBY, C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Sidney Crosby has been named the first star for the month of March.
Crosby was dominant last month with seven goals and 21 points in 16 games. The Penguins superstar got off to a quiet start this season with 5 points in 11 October contests, but he seems to be back to his old self as the season comes to a close. He now has 32 goals and 80 points in 76 contests this season.
SECOND STAR – DEVAN DUBNYK, G, MINNESOTA WILD
Dubnyk went 10-2-1 with a 2.06 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and one shutout in 14 appearances to propel the Wild to a 10-4-1 March record, one win shy of the franchise record for any calendar month. Not a bad time at all for this guy to start heating up. Just a few short weeks ago the Wild were labeled a huge disappointment and were on the outside looking in at the playoff standings…
THIRD STAR – BRENT BURNS, D, SAN JOSE SHARKS
Burns is one of the most popular personalities in the NHL today. He is an elite defenseman, collecting 13 assists and 19 points in the month of March, helping the Sharks to the team’s 11th playoff berth in 12 seasons. Along the way Burns also set the single-season franchise records for goals (27), assists (46) and points (73) by a defenseman. Great season indeed!
Rookie of the Month – CONNOR MCDAVID, C, EDMONTON OILERS
McDavid scored five goals and 16 points in 15 contests in March. That brings him up to 15 goals and 45 points in 42 contests this season. The next best rookie in March was Buffalo’s Sam Reinhart, who had four goals and 12 points in 15 games. This is the third time McDavid has been named rookie of the month in his shortened rookie season.
Featured Image via NHL on Twitter