NHL 3 Stars of the Week - ending Dec 01/19 - Gear Review

Brandon

Brandon at IW Hockey
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Nathan MacKinnon is this week's NHL's First Star, followed by two goaltenders, David Rittich and Martin Jones being named the NHL's Second and Third Stars for the week ending Dec. 1.

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#1 - NATHAN MACKINNON, COL
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With three games played, MacKinnon tallied 9 points total (3 goals, 6 assists) and is currently on a seven-game point streak with a total of 16 points over those seven games. He was named this week's first star and even named the NHL's Second Star for the month of November. He registered 4 points in his game against the Chicago Blackhawks, which is now his third 4-point performance of the season and the eighth of his career. We last saw MacKinnon two weeks ago when he was named Second Star of the week ending Nov 17. Recapping his gear is the CCM Vector V08 Helmet, CCM Ultra Tacks Gloves, RibCor Trigger 3D Stick, and RibCor 70K Skates.


#2 - DAVID RITTICH, CGY
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This week's Second Star goes to the Calgary Flames goalie, David Rittich, who saved 95 shots out of a total of 101 he took on throughout three games. He helped Calgary seal 5 points and went 2-0-1, beating the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators. He finished the week with a 1.94 GAA and .941 SV%, seeing his record go to 2.68 GAA and .915 SV%. Looking at Rittich's gear, we see him wearing Bauer's Profile 960XPM Goalie Mask, which has Carbon reinforcing the exterior shell for increased protection. Internally, the liner can be removed for cleaning or having the mask painted. His uses CCM's Extreme Flex 4 series for the catcher, blocker, and leg pads, which are designed for the hybrid style goalie. Rittich's stick is Warrior's Ritual V1 Pro+, a composite paddle with great vibration reduction technology for shot dampening. Like we see a lot of goalies, Rittich decides to wear custom goalie skates by True Hockey.


#3 - MARTIN JONES, SJ
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The NHL's Third Star goes to San Jose Sharks goaltender, Martin Jones, who won all three games and moving the Sharks into third place within the Pacific Division. He posted a 1.98 GAA and .935 SV%. He defeated the LA Kings twice, beating them 4-3 and 4-1 before finishing off the week by defeating the Arizona Coyotes 4-2. His record is now 3.03 GAA, .896 SV% through 22 games. Martin wears a goalie mask made by Vaughn while switching over to CCM for his pads, blocker, and catcher. Sporting a butterfly style, Jones chooses the performance of CCM's Premiere II series, which is built for optimal rebound control. Also great at controlling rebounds and maximizing puck control is the CCM Extreme Flex 4 Stick, Jones' paddle of choice. Like Rittich, Martin Jones also wears True Custom Goalie Skates to keep his feet comfortable and quick within the crease.
 
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