The Colorado Avalanche, the runner-up of the Central Division, celebrated three convincing victories in the previous week, beating the Seattle Kraken (5-1), Anaheim Ducks (8-2) and the division leader Dallas Stars (6-3), but Makar stood out with 1+7 – 1+1 in the first game, 0+3 each in the other two. For the season as a whole, Makar, who was drafted fourth overall in 2017, has 24 (4+20) points in 16 games – he is the eighth leading scorer in the league and the second leading among defensemen.
The Toronto Maple Leafs played only two games last week, as they visited this side of the ocean and won two games in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Swedish star William Nylander stood out with two goals and three assists, who has 27 (12+15) points in 17 matches of the season.
Pittsburgh “Penguins” captain Sidney Crosby was recognized as the third star of the week, who collected seven (5+2) points in the first three of four matches and had a positive efficiency of +6 in four matches. The brightest game for him was the first one, in which he beat Elvi Merzlikin three times and participated in four goals against Columbus “Blue Jackets” (5:3). In 17 games of the season, the first number of the 2005 draft has 22 (12+10) points.