FIRST STAR – RYAN GETZLAF, C, ANAHEIM DUCKS
Getzlaf led all players with 6-14—20 and a plus-13 rating in 14 games to power the Ducks (34-19-8, 76 points) to a 12-1-1 February, their most wins and points in one calendar month in franchise history. He recorded at least one point in 13 of his 14 outings, including an 11-game streak to close the month (5-12—17). Getzlaf also posted seven multi-point performances, highlighted by four straight such contests Feb. 8-13 (2-6—8). He added three game-winning goals – Feb. 13 at CHI, Feb. 18 at VAN and Feb. 21 vs. CGY – to lift the Ducks within two points of first place in the Pacific Division. The 30-year-old Regina, Sask., native paces the team with 9-42—51 in 57 outings this season; his 42 assists are tied for fifth place in the NHL.
SECOND STAR – ALEX OVECHKIN, LW, WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Ovechkin shared first overall with 12 goals in 13 games (12-4—16) to guide the League-leading Capitals (45-12-4, 94 points) to a 10-4-0 February. He scored in nine of his 13 outings, including a pair of multi-goal performances: Feb. 11 at MIN (3-0—3) and Feb. 18 at NYI (2-0—2). Ovechkin then reached the 40-goal milestone for the eighth time in his 11 NHL seasons Feb. 26 vs. MIN (1-1—2). In doing so, he became the 10th player in League history to record eight or more 40-goal campaigns. The 30-year-old Moscow native paces the League with 40 goals in 59 contests this season (40-18—58), including 19 in his last 21 games (19-5—24). He also ranks first in the NHL with 16 power-play goals, aided by five in February.
THIRD STAR – FILIP FORSBERG, LW, NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Forsberg also tied for the League lead with 12 goals in 13 games (12-4—16) to lift the Predators (31-21-11, 73 points) to a 7-3-3 February and the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. He recorded a trio of multi-goal performances, highlighted by a pair of natural hat tricks in his final three outings of the month: Feb. 23 at TOR (3-0—3) and Feb. 27 vs. STL (3-1—4). In doing so, Forsberg became the first player to register multiple natural hat tricks in three or fewer team games since 1986-87, when Petri Skriko did so in consecutive outings (w/ VAN). The 21-year-old Ostervala, Sweden, native paces the Predators with 26 goals in 63 games this season (26-20—46), matching his rookie total from 2014-15 (82 GP).