Wednesday night was the first time all season the Golden Knights failed to register a single player in the “three stars of the night” rankings in a home game. They’ve done it eight times in road games over the first 70 games of the season.
Now, of course, we know that the three stars really do not mean much as it’s usually a heavily biased vote for the home team, but it does give us at least somewhat of an indication of which players are making the big plays that jump off the page in games. So, here goes…
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**Star Points are awarded: 3 for 1st star, 2 for 2nd star, 1 for 3rd star**
Alex Tuch’s numbers are fairly impressive posting two first star nods, as well as a total of nine mentions.
Jonathan Marchessault and James Neal are both listed near the top with 20 and 15 points respectively, but neither has earned a single mention since January 30th (Marchessault). Neal’s last time in the three stars was on January 23rd.
The player who has gone the longest stretch without earning a star has been Oscar Lindberg, who received his only nod on the Nevada Day beatdown on October 27th.
David Perron has the unique distinction of being the player with the most second stars with four. Amazingly enough, he has only won first star one time all season.
Oscar Dansk may have the most impressive numbers of anyone on this list though. Appearing in just four games, Dansk has six star points after being named first star in back to back games. If he played as many games as Fleury with the same star point pace, he would have 57.
The City of Las Vegas, William Carrier, and Tomas Tatar are the only “players” to have been mentioned just once but garnered the first star in their mention.
As I said at the beginning, the three star rankings are very biased and don’t hold much water, but when you look through the list for the Golden Knights, it actually sorts itself out pretty well as to the most important players on the team.