NHL 3 Stars of the Week - ending March 08/20 - Gear Review

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The NHL's Three Stars of the week ending March 08, 2020, are Mika Zibanejad of the New York Rangers, Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche, and Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers.
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#1 - MIKA ZIBANEJAD, C, NYR
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Back at the number one spot of the NHL's Three Stars of the week is, Mika Zibanejad, forward of the New York Rangers who are only 3 points away from a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Division. Mika dominated the league with 7 goals in only three games, sniping the only one in New York's loss against the St. Louis Blues on March 3. He then joined an elite club by potting 5 goals in one game against the Washington Capitals on March 5. There have only been two other Rangers to this before, Don Murdoch in 1976 and Mark Pavelich in 1983. Not only did he score 5 goals but one of them included the overtime winner, making him the second player in League history to achieve this feat, joining Detroit's Sergei Fedorov in 1996, who also was playing the Washington Capitals. He then added one more goal against the New Jersey Devils on March 7 to finish the week. Zibanejad now holds a career-high 39 goals alongside 33 assists for a total of 72 points in 55 games and is only 3 points away from breaking his career-high which he set last year.
Looks like Mika has really harnessed the versatility within the CCM Jetspeed FT2 stick and the silky feeling of the Bauer Supreme 2S Pro Gloves. His helmet, the Re-Akt 95 is chalked full of smart foams for elite-level protection and utilizes an occipital lock for unreal fit adjustment.


#2 - GABRIEL LANDESKOG, LW, COL
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While he didn't score 7 goals, Landeskog led the NHL with a total of 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists) over the span of 4 games. He started the week with 1 assist, setting up Logan O'Connor's game-winning goal versus the Detroit Red Wings. His next three games, Landeskog tallied multiple points; 1 goal, 1 assist against the Ducks, 1 goal, 1 assist against the Canucks, and 1 goal, 2 assists against the San Jose Sharks. Gabriel now ranks fourth on his team with 42 points (21 goals, 21 assists) in 52 games this season. He is currently riding an eight-game point streak (5 goals, 8 assists) dating back to Feb 22.
Gabriel's weapon of choice is the Bauer Vapor Flylite, the lightest Vapor hockey stick to date and boasting the all-new Elliptical Taper that increases shot release and shooting accuracy.


#3 - LEON DRAISAITL, C, EDM
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Rounding out last week's NHL's Three Stars is highly talented German, Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers. He isn't a new face on this page either, boasting numerous NHL Three Star appearances this year. Last week, Draisaitl ranked second in the NHL with 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists) in 4 games and helped the Oilers move within two points of first place in the Pacific Division. He started the week with a 4 goal performance and 1 assist to give himself his first career four-goal game and second career five-point night. He dished 1 assist in the Oiler's victory against the Dallas Stars, two more helpers against the Chicago Blackhawks, and then went scoreless in the 4-1 victory over the Blue Jackets. He sits at the very top of the NHL rankings with a career-high of 67 assists and 110 points through 69 games.
Down low are some of the most comfortable skates to ever hit the market, CCM's RibCor 80K hockey skates. That's because of the all-new ADPT, memory foam-like ankle pads. Adding to comfort right out of the box, the RibCor 80k's boast FlexFrame Technology which allows the boot to flex and fit a wide range of foot shapes, making these a great skate to choose if you're unsure on which CCM route to go.

 
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