Martin Jones, Lucas Raymond, Nikita Kucherov named NHL's three stars of the week

NEW YORK — Seattle goaltender Martin Jones, Detroit left-wing Lucas Raymond and Tampa Bay right-wing Nikita Kucherov have been named the NHL’s three stars of the week.

Jones went 3-0-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average, .933 save percentage and two shutouts to help the Kraken to a four-win week and a sweep of a seven-game road trip.

He opened the week with consecutive shutouts, making 21 saves in a 4-0 victory over Montreal on Jan. 9 and 27 stops in a 3-0 win against Boston on Thursday.

It marked the second time in Jones’ NHL career that he has posted back-to-back shutouts.

Jones then turned aside 22 shots in an 8-5 win over Chicago on Saturday as the Kraken became the first team in NHL history to sweep a road trip of seven or more games.

Raymond and Kucherov each had three goals and four assists in three games last week.

Raymond had back-to-back three-point performances in wins over Winnipeg and Toronto.

Kucherov's week was highlighted by a two-goal, two-assist performance, including the game winner, in a win over Columbus.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 16, 2023.

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