Three Stars of the Night: Olympic Edition, Feb. 23, 2010

February 24th, 2010 by Blake Benzel Leave a reply »

First Star: Eric Staal, Canada—In his first game, moved to the team’s first line with Sidney Crosby and Jarome Iginla. Staal was a force, assisting on both of Iginla’s tallies and on Crosby’s lone goal. 


The eldest Staal played just 14 minutes, but helped the Canadians start to shake off the memories of their disappointing loss to Team USA on Sunday.  On top of his three assists, he was a plus-three and was a force to be reckoned with physically all game long.



Second Star: Marian Gaborik, Slovakia—When Marian Gaborik is healthy, there aren’t many players who are more exciting and more dynamic and boy, was he healthy against Norway.  Gaborik started the game with an assist on Michael Handzus’ goal, then a goal of his own just under three minutes later a ...

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