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Darling Leads 3 Stars of the Week

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New York — Buffalo Sabers defense Rasmus DarlingOttawa Senator Left Wing Brady Tkachuk and New Jersey Devils goalie Mackenzie Blackwood He was named one of the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending October 23.

First Star – Rasmus Darling, D, Buffalo Sabers

Darling (3-2–5 in three games) topped the defense’s scoring list last week with a 3-2–5, highlighted by a record streak of goals as the Sabers improved to 4-1-0 on the season. it was done. By sweeping 3 of his game road trips to western Canada. The 22-year-old also posted cumulative +5 ratings and averaged 24:02 ice times per game. Darling kicked off the trip in his October 18 victory over Edmonton, where he scored the first goal in a 4–2 victory. Victor Hedman 2014-15. Two nights later in Calgary, Darling scored in his 6–3 win against the Flames on October 20, his first in his first four games of the campaign. Made history as an NHL defenseman. He ended his week by extending his NHL record for defense to his fifth game (1-1 to 2) with his 5-1 win in Vancouver on October 22, 2018. He also set a franchise record for the longest consecutive goals scored by. anytime He became the first Sabers skater to complete a five-game streak since Thomas Vanek (5 GPs from 10-18 October 2008) more than 14 years ago. Skating in his fifth season with the Sabers was his first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, scoring goals (5), points (8), plus-minus (tied, +8) this season. Leading his NHL defense in.

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Second Star — Brady Tkachuk, LW, Ottawa Senator

Tkachuk scored multiple points in all three appearances last week, posting seven points (three goals, four assists) as the Senators won the first three of a five-game homestand. The Ottawa captain started the week with one goal and two assists in the team’s 7–5 home opener in Boston on October 18. Claude Giroud opened the scoring at 1:04, marking the fastest two goals to start a home opener in Senators history. Tkachuk said he recorded two assists and a game-high eight shots in Washington on October 20 against the Capitals and Arizona on October 22 against the Coyotes where he went 6-2. In the match he scored two goals. A game winner, his second marked the 200th points of his NHL career (94-106–200 in 282 games). Drafted after Darling in his 2018 NHL Draft in minutes (his fourth overall), Takachuk skated his fifth NHL season with the Senators and his second as captain. spend the season.

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Third Star – Mackenzie Blackwood, G, New Jersey Devils

Blackwood won three games as a starter for New Jersey, averaging 1.33 goals and a .932 save percentage. He scored 18 saves in his 4–2 win against the Ducks in Anaheim at Prudential on October 18, making him a regular in 2022–23 of his season. Started the week backstopping the Devils for their first win. Long won his UBS Arena at Island and New York on October 20. He stopped 16 shots in his 4–1 win against the Islanders. Shark October 22nd. Blackwood, 25, was his second-round pick 42nd overall in the 2015 NHL Draft by the Devils and has played in his fifth season in the NHL. He averaged 2.91 goals and a . 907 save percentage.

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