Varlamov, Oshie, Koivu named NHL’s 3 Stars of the week

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NEW YORK — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, Washington Capitals right-wing T.J. Oshie and Minnesota Wild centre Mikko Koivu have been named the NHL three stars of the week.

Varlamov was named first star after posting a 3-0-0 record with a 0.67 goals-against average, .981 save percentage and one shutout to help the Avalanche extend their winning streak to five games.

His week was highlighted by a 3-0 win over Chicago on Tuesday in which he stopped all 29 shots he faced, including 20 over the final two periods.

Oshie earned second-star honours after leading the NHL with five goals and shared the league lead with eight points as the Capitals won all four of their games to move into first place in the overall standings.

Koivu tied for first in the NHL with eight points (three goals, five assists) in three games to lift the Wild to a pair of wins.

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