Senators’ Nilsson, Leafs’ Matthews, Avalanche’s Makar named NHL 3 stars


Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal against the Los Angeles Kings (Frank Gunn/CP)

NEW YORK – Ottawa goaltender Anders Nilsson, Toronto centre Auston Matthews and Colorado defenceman Cale Makar are the NHL three stars of the week.

Nilsson stopped 96 of the 101 shots he faced, compiling a 3-0-0 record, 1.64 goals-against average and .950 save percentage for the Senators.

Matthews factored on nine of his team’s 11 goals last week, leading all players with nine points (two goals, seven assists) in four games.

Makar tied for the NHL lead among defencemen in goals and points last week with three goals and three assists in three games.

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