Makar has been recognized as the first “star”, who collected eight points in the three played games, making seven assists. He was the most productive hockey player in the league last week, collecting three assists in a match twice, as well as helping the Avalanche celebrate victory in all three games and take fifth place in the Western Conference with 22 points in 16 games.
Nylander was named player of the week for the second week in a row. Seven days ago, he was the third best player of the week in the league.
Nylander helped the Maple Leafs win both games in his home country of Sweden, collecting five (2+3) points. He has already scored in 17 games since the start of the season, continuing to tie the team record for assists and tied for eighth in league history.
The Maple Leafs are fourth in the Eastern Conference with 22 points in 17 games.
Crosby, on the other hand, collected seven (5+2) points in four games. Crosby, 36, had four points (3+1), including his 13th hat trick, 38th four-point performance and 88th game-winning goal in the league, in a 5-3 victory over Elvya Merzlikin’s Columbus Blue Jackets.
“Penguins” won two games and with 18 points in 17 games they are in tenth place in the Eastern Conference.