Three Stars of the Week (April 8-14)

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No. 2: Dan Girardi (1g, OT winner)


After two tough games to start the week, Dan Girardi ended his week with one of the biggest goals of his career, an overtime winner over the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. As always, he — along with Ryan McDonagh — are workhorses on the blueline. Girardi logged 28:52 and 29:13 in the final two games of the week, showing how much trust head coach John Tortorella has in him as the team's top shutdown defenseman.

Girardi isn't known for his goal scoring, but that made his OT winner all the more special.