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Ovechkin, McDaivd, Andersen named NHL's three stars for October

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) gathers in the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Karl B DeBlaker

NEW YORK - Washington Capitals left-wing Alex Ovechkin, Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid and Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen were named the NHL's Three Stars for the month of October on Tuesday.

Ovechkin registered a league-leading nine goals in eight games and added six assists to power the Capitals to a 5-0-3 month.

The Capitals captain scored in seven of his eight appearances, including his 731st and 732nd career goals in a four-point performance in Washington's season-opening 5-1 win over the New York Rangers on Oct. 13.

The 36-year-old Moscow native has accumulated 739 goals and 596 assists in 1,206 games since entering the NHL in 2005-06.

McDavid topped the NHL with 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in seven games to propel the Oilers to a 6-1-0 October.

McDavid found the scoresheet in all seven of Edmonton's games, including six consecutive multi-point performances to open the season.

That run included McDavid’s 10th career hat trick in a 5-2 win over the rival Calgary Flames on Oct. 16.

The 24-year-old reigning Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award and Art Ross Trophy winner has produced 202 goals and 389 assists in 415 games since joining the NHL in 2015-16.

Andersen began his tenure in Carolina with a 7-0-0 record, 1.29 goals-against average, .956 save percentage and one shutout to help the Hurricanes become the eighth team in NHL history – and second in 2021-22 – with a season-opening win streak of at least eight games.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 2, 2021.

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