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Getzlaf, Holmqvist and Hartnell named NHL 'Three Stars' of the week

Monday, 01.21.2008 / 12:33 PM / News

By Compiled By - NHL.com Staff

NEW YORK  -- Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Johan Holmqvist and Philadelphia Flyers left wing Scott Hartnell have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending January 20.

 FIRST STAR -- RYAN GETZLAF, C, ANAHEIM DUCKS | Video

Getzlaf, who will play for the Western Conference in the 2008 All-Star Game in Atlanta this Sunday, led all scorers with eight points (two goals, six assists) and posted a +3 rating as the Ducks
captured three of four games during the week. He recorded points in each game, scoring a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over Dallas, Jan. 15; assisting on both goals in a 2-1 victory vs. Nashville, Jan. 17; registering three more assists in a 4-2 win against Minnesota on Jan. 18 and closing the week with a goal in a 5-2 loss at Dallas on Jan.20. Getzlaf ran his current point-scoring streak to 14 games (6-15--21) and is in 8th place in League scoring (19-38--57). His plus-25 mark is fourth best in the League.

SECOND STAR -- JOHAN HOLMQVIST, G, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING | Video

Holmqvist posted back-to-back shutouts in his two starts during the week, stopping all 52 shots as the Lightning registered road wins at Pittsburgh (3-0, Jan. 18) and at Ottawa (2-0, Jan. 19). With his performance last week, Holmqvist improved his overall record to 16-13-4 and lowered his goals-against average to 2.89.

THIRD STAR -- SCOTT HARTNELL, LW, PHILADELPHIA FLYERS | Video

Hartnell has been named the League's Third Star for the second consecutive week, posting six points (five goals, one assist) in three games. He began the week with a goal in a 5-3 win vs. Florida (Jan. 16); registered his second hat-trick in six games and added an assist in a 5-3 victory against NY Islanders (Jan. 19) and closed the week with a goal in the Flyers' 6-1 win over Ottawa on Jan. 20.




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