New York, NY (Sports Network) - Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Ladd, New York
Rangers center Brad Richards and San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture have
been selected as the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending April 21.
Ladd earned the First Star by leading the NHL with six assists and eight
points in only three games as Winnipeg strives for the final playoff berth in
the Eastern Conference.
The Jets captain totaled three points and the shootout winner in a 4-3
decision over Tampa Bay on April 16, tied a career best with three helpers in
a 4-3 win against Carolina two days later and finished the week with two
assists in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Islanders this past Saturday.
Richards captured the Second Star after posting a league-high four goals along
with a second-best seven points in four games for the playoff-hopeful Rangers.
His best performance of the week came in an 8-4 win at Buffalo last Friday,
picking up his first career hat trick.
Couture claimed the Third Star thanks to totaling six points (3G, 3A) in four
games, including a pair of game-winning tallies. The 24-year-old center
recorded a career-best four points (2G, 2A) in a 6-1 romp over Minnesota on
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