In Case You Missed It - Mar. 13
Stay-up-to-date with what's going on in the NHL, MLB, and Women's Sports for the week ending March 13, 2023.
National Hockey League (NHL) News
Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller, Pittsburgh Penguins centreman Sidney Crosby and Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitch Marner have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 13, 2023.
- Sidney Crosby (Frameworth Exclusive) has been named one of the NHL's 'Stars of the Week' for the third time this season. Crosby led the Penguins to a 3-0-1 record, potting two goals, five assists (7 points) and two game-winning goals in those four games.
Congratulations, Sid! ⭐️ ⭐️— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 13, 2023
Crosby was named the NHL’s Second Star for the week beginning March 6.
In that timeframe, the captain led Pittsburgh to a 3-0-1 week, recording two goals, five assists, seven points and two game-winning goals.
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- Sidney Crosby (Frameworth Exclusive) recorded goals in four-consecutive games vs. the Philadelphia Flyers, becoming the league leader for the longest active scoring streak against the Flyers.
Sidney Crosby has goals in four-consecutive games vs. the Flyers, the longest active scoring streak against them in the league. pic.twitter.com/rngmaHDK5s— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 11, 2023
- Mitch Marner (Frameworth Exclusive) has been named one of the NHL's 'Stars of the Week' for the second time this season. In the two games played over the weekend, Marner recorded 2 goals and 4 assists (6 points).
- Kris Letang (Frameworth Exclusive) is now tied for the league-lead in overtime goals this season after the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime on Sun. Mar 12.
- Sidney Crosby (Frameworth Exclusive) needs 14 more assists to move into 15th place for the All-Time NHL Career Leaders in assists (943).
- Kris Letang (Frameworth Exclusive) is 11 games away from reaching the 1,000 games played milestone.
- Nathan MacKinnon (Frameworth Exclusive) is 8 games away from reaching the 700 games played milestone.
- Mitch Marner (Frameworth Exclusive) is 7 games away from reaching the 500 games played milestone.
- Mitch Marner (Frameworth Exclusive) is 22 assists away from reaching the 400 milestone (378).
Sidney Crosby (Frameworth Exclusive) recorded his 12th career 80-point season and surpassed Mario Lemieux for sole possession of the most in Penguins history.
- Patrick Kane is 20 assists away from reaching the 800 milestone (780).
- Jake Guentzel is 12 goals away from the 200 milestone.
- Anze Kopitar is 10 goals away from the 400 milestone.
- Alex Ovechkin needs 79 more goals to pass Wayne Gretzky as the NHL Leader for Goals (816).
- Mark Giordano is 10 games away from reaching the 1,100 games played milestone.
- Mikko Rantanen is 22 assists away from reaching the 300 milestone (278).
- Nick Suzuki is 24 games away from reaching the 300 games played milestone.
- Joe Thornton needs to play 18 more games to move into 5th place for the NHL Career Leaders for games played (1,714).
Mitch Marner (Frameworth Exclusive) became the sixth player in Maple Leafs history to record consecutive 80-point seasons, joining Darryl Sittler (8x from 1973-74 – 1980-91), Lanny McDonald (4x from 1975-76 – 1978-79), Mats Sundin (2x from 1995-96 – 1996-97), Doug Gilmour (2x from 1992-93 – 1993-94) and Eddie Olczyk (2x from 1988-89 – 1989-90).
- Quinn Hughes became the first defenseman in Canucks history to record multiple 60-point seasons. The only other Vancouver blueliners to hit the mark in a campaign are Doug Lidster (63 in 1986-87) and Dennis Kearns (60 in 1976-77).
- Artemi Panarin hit the 70-point mark for the seventh time in his NHL career, joining Wayne Gretzky and Peter Stastny as the third undrafted player to debut since 1963-64 or later to record as many 70-point seasons in their first eight campaigns.
- Sebastian Aho (209-247—456 in 499 GP) is set to play in his 500th NHL game. His 456 career points are already the second most by a player in their first 500 contests with the franchise, trailing only Ron Francis (183-386—569 in 500 GP).
Major League Baseball (MLB) News
- Alek Manoah (Frameworth Exclusive) re-signs with Blue Jays - Alek Manoah had his contract renewed by the Toronto Blue Jays this past Saturday alongside 14 other players, including all-star catcher Alejandro Kirk. Last season, Manoah had a 16-7 record with a 2.24 earned-run average and 180 strikeouts over 196 2/3 innings pitched.
- Less than twenty days until the Toronto Blue Jays opening day - Get your tickets for as low as $20 here.
- Kevin Gausman (Frameworth Exclusive) has a 0.00 ERA so far this spring.
- Santiago Espinal hits RBI triple to right field in an 8-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Watch below.
Women's Sports News
- Canada Soccer releases details of proposed collective bargaining agreement - Just hours before Canada's Women's National Soccer Team were set to testify before the Canadian Government regarding their proposed collective bargaining agreement (CBA), Canada Soccer released the details of said agreement, making private negotiations public with no warning. The proposed deal would grant women and men the same amount for matches and prize money, making Canada's Women's National Soccer Team the second-highest paid FIFA women's national team (Source: The Gist).
- Dick's Sporting Goods becomes NCAA's official sporting goods retailer - last week, Dick's Sporting Goods signed a multi-million dollar deal to become the NCAA's official sporting goods retailer. Dick's will spend on ads during ESPN's coverage of the women's tournament, plus on inventory surrounding CBS and Warner Bros. Discovery's sports broadcasts of the men's competition, and will officially serve as the first-ever on-site sponsor for the women's Final Four open practices. Dick's will also be present during other NCAA championships and has been granted exclusive access to merchandise and archival footage for promotional purposes and custom content (Source: The Gist).
- NCAA renews long-standing deal with AT&T - shortly after confirming Dick's Sporting Goods as an official partner, the NCAA renewed its long-standing deal with AT&T, with the commitment running through the 2024-25 academic year. AT&T remains a partner of all NCAA championships but this new deal will bring sponsored unique camera angles and pre-game concerts during March Madness (Source: The Gist).