In a hilarious twist of events, Sidney Crosby got named the NHL’s First Star of the Week for dominating in the 2019 All-Star game.
Half the league was celebrating their bye week, including Crosby and the Penguins, but that didn’t stop him from showing out against his divisional foes in San Jose over the weekend.
After racking up eight points (four goals, four assists) in two games played, and getting named Most Valuable Player of the exciting, highly-skilled 3-on-3 tournament, the Pens’ captain beat out all the other all-stars, gifting him with the nod.
Home town guy Joe Pavelski managed five points (one goal, four assists) in the Sharks’ rink and got Second Star honors, and Devan Dubnyk, who was absolutely brilliant, got Third Star honors. Dubnyk was 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals against average and a .926 save percentage (in the All-Star game!)
He also flashed leather and absolutely robbed Connor McDavid at net-front range. It was an unreal played that left the entire arena smiling in disbelief, including McDavid and Dubnyk himself.