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Marc-Andre Fleury led the Pens in 3 stars this season

A fan tracked the results of all the "3 stars of the game" for the 2014-15 season. Marc-Andre Fleury, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin led the Penguins this season

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Credit our dude @Pensblog Adam for pointing out that someone (probably on reddit) tracked all the 3 stars of the game for the NHL in 2014-15.

Here were the results from the Metropolitan Division:


Aside from spelling Marc-Andre Fleury 's name wrong, he led the Pittsburgh Penguins in nods, which makes sense being as he was in the cage for 64 games this year, including earning wins in 34 out of the team's 43 victories. Fleury had a strong and consistent season, and it was represented here.

But, a word of warning is that these are usually voted on by the home media teams, who tend to skewer things. Note that Columbus (a non playoff team) has more total stars than the Penguins. Sometimes the biases of media members can shine through and certain players cough Sidney Crosby cough might get shorted.

But still, pretty interesting to see it laid out over a season of data.

Surprising that Patric Hornqvist racking up 25 goals (3rd on the team) and 51 points (4th on the team) ended up fairly low down the list, but he did only play 64 games. Similarly, Chris Kunitz had better stats for the season than 3 star nods.

On the flip side Blake Comeau was well represented in 3 stars (thanks to a couple of great games) and Evgeni Malkin had a good 3 stars season, despite playing 8 games less than Crosby.

Paul Martin got no recognition, despite 20 points on the season and 74 games worth of heavy minutes. Looks like an oversight compared with the recognition doled out for guys recording their first career point in the league like Bryan Rust, Zach Sill (lol) and Brian Dumoulin.

The data for the rest of the league's stars can be found here. Doesn't really mean much, but some interesting food for thought on which players the media recognizes a lot, and which ones get less attention for this than they truly deserve.