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Three Stars of the Week: Week 7

It’s still #BathTime

Ottawa Senators v Florida Panthers The Panthers defeated the Senators 5-1. Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

The Sens have had a good week. They came back from a long break to win 2-1 over the Detroit Red Wings, then 6-4 over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Three Stars

  1. Drake Batherson - This might be the least surprising Three Stars nomination we’ve had all year. In case you haven’t been online in a few days and somehow missed it, it is officially #BathTime. The rookie played his first and second NHL games this week, and isn’t getting sent down any time soon. He scored on his first NHL shot against Detroit, and picked up two assists against Pittsburgh, for a total of 3 points. He’s good.
  2. Matt Duchene - two assists against the Wings as well as two goals and an assist against the Penguins isn’t bad at all. He and Batherson have been great together.
  3. Mark Stone - it always feels like a bit of a cop-out to put Stone down as one of the three stars, because he’s always amazing and everyone knows it, but the man was inches away from a hat trick against Pittsburgh and got an assist against Detroit. He’s good.

Trending Up

  • I feel like every time Cody Ceci does something good I have to point it out or people will get mad, but his goal against the Penguins was actually really nice and didn’t didn’t look bad at all in either game.
  • Bobby Ryan has continued his surprisingly strong play. No points, but he did get 6 shots on net and stood out quite a lot.
  • Craig Anderson stood tall in both games, facing 35 shots each night. That was practically a vacation for him, but pretty impressive nevertheless. He was a big reason for the team’s success.

Trending Down

  • Chris Wideman has been invisible since his return. The youngsters have been great, but we’re going to need him to pick it up a bit.
  • Mark Borowiecki hardly saw the ice this week, and didn’t do much besides get a few penalties.

Who to Watch

Thomas Chabot was pretty quiet this week. Look for him to bounce back and get a few more points.