Connor Hellebuyck, Auston Matthews receive top weekly honours from NHL

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NEW YORK — Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is the NHL's first star of the week.

Hellebuyck went 3-0-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average, a .938 save percentage and one shutout to lead the Jets into second place in the North Division.

The reigning Vezina Trophy winner capped his week with a 19-save shutout in a 5-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews was named second star after registering six goals and two assists in three victories this week.

Matthews finished his week with his third career hat trick in a 6-5 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

Dallas Stars winger Roope Hintz was third star.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021.

The Canadian Press