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Mark Stone named league’s first star of the week



Courtesy: NHL Media

Vegas Golden Knights forward Mark Stone was named the league’s first star for the week of games through March 7.

It was a banner week for Stone and the Golden Knights. Vegas pushed its winning streak to six games by going 4-0 last week. Stone led the way in the scoring department during that stretch.

Stone led all players with 10 points (two goals, eight assists), including the five-assist game March 1 against the Minnesota Wild. He enters the new week with two goals in his past three games and is on a four-game point streak.

“His importance, hard to measure that,” said Golden Knights coach Pete DeBoer. “He sets the tone every day with his work ethic and his professionalism. His play on the ice is at a level that really forces everyone around him to show up and try to compete at the same level he’s competing at.”

Stone left Saturday’s game against the Sharks after appearing to take a puck to the leg. Thus, he is a game-time decision for Monday against the Wild in St. Paul.

In addition to Stone’s recognition, the NHL is honoring frontline workers going above and beyond to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week’s frontline hero is Dr. Claudia Mejia from Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada. Mejia “specializes in health intervention services with the mission of providing quality healthcare and support to Southern Nevadans in low-income communities,” in words from the league.

Mejia provided essential items to 200 patients and family members during the holidays and has continued to do so while the country fights COVID-19.

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Danny Webster has covered the Vegas Golden Knights since their inaugural season. A graduate from the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at UNLV, Danny has written about the Golden Knights for and SB Nation. He is now the lead reporter covering this young franchise for Vegas Hockey Now. Follow him on Twitter @DannyWebster21.

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