New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond, Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn and Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno have been selected as the NHL's top players for the week ending April 5.
Hammond earned the First Star after posting a record of 3-0-1 with a 1.63 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage to help Ottawa stay within striking distance of a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. The NHL's First Star for March is 17-1-2 with a 1.86 GAA and a .939 save percentage since making his season debut in mid-February.
Schenn picked up the Second Star with six points in three games last week. He notched three goals and three assists to tie for the league lead in scoring for the week.
Foligno tied for the league lead with four goals last week to capture the Third Star. He helped Columbus set a franchise record with wins in nine consecutive games.