FIRST STAR – MARK GIORDANO, CALGARY FLAMES
Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames leads the NHL three stars this week with the top selection. The Flames captain and top defenseman is on pace for a career year in points as well as plus/minus, and his efforts last week certainly helped. Giordano led the Flames with three goals and five assists during the week, all the while helping his team to a 4-0-0 record during that stretch. He currently has nine goals and 38 assists, good for 47 points in only 45 games.
Giordano uses a mix of CCM and Warrior gear out on the ice. Up top is a CCM bucket, and he matches that with CCM Pro pants and the upcoming CCM Jetspeed FT2 skates on his feet. On his hands are the old Warrior Dynasty AX1 gloves, and he also uses the Warrior Covert QR Edge Stick.
SECOND STAR – JORDAN BINNINGTON, ST. LOUIS BLUES
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington earned second star honors by posting a 3-0-0 record, including a shutout in his first NHL start. His 0.67 goals against average and .974 save percentage helped the Blues to earn six points and climb further away from the NHL’s basement. Somehow the Blues are only three points outside of a wild card spot, and if Binnington continues to play well, they could inch their way back before the end of the season.
Binnington is a CCM goalie, wearing the CCM Extreme Flex III goalie pads as well as the CCM Extreme Flex III catch glove and blocker. When it comes to his stick, Binnington is rocking the CCM Premier II composite goalie stick.
THIRD STAR – JAKE GUENTZEL, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Jake Guentzel of the Pittsburgh Penguins picked up third star of the week by scoring five goals in only three games played. He tallied his second-career hat trick against the struggling Anaheim Ducks, and followed it up with a two goal performance against the Kings. He also picked up an assist in his first game of the week, and continued a point streak which is now extended to six games. Guentzel currently has 23 goals and 21 assists on the season, good for 44 points in 45 games and fourth on the team in points. He also recently received a significant raise and contract extension worth $6 million per season for five years, beginning next season.
Like the players above, Guentzel also uses a lot of CCM gear, starting up top with his helmet. He also uses CCM pro style 4-roll gloves, along with a CCM Jetspeed Stick. His pants are also from CCM. The only outlier are his skates which are pro style Bauer Nexus V Cut skates with shot blockers for extra protection.