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Heatley, Quick and Henrik Sedin named NHL 'Three Stars' of the week

Monday, 10.12.2009 / 12:34 PM / News

NEW YORKSan Jose Sharks left winger Dany Heatley, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Oct. 11.


Heatley led the NHL in points for the week with eight (5-3--8) as the Sharks recorded two wins in three games. On Oct. 6, he scored one goal and had two assists in a 6-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. On Oct. 8, Heatley scored three goals -- including the game-winner -- and added an assist in a 6-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Heatley finished the week by notching the game-winner in a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 10. Traded to San Jose on Sept. 12, the two time 50-goal scorer is tied for the League lead with ten points (5-5--10). 


Quick stopped 80 of 88 shots in posting a 3-0-0 record with a 2.67 goals-against average and .909 save percentage as Los Angeles improved to 3-1-0 and a tie for first place in the Pacific Division. Quick recorded 25 saves in a 6-4 win over the San Jose Sharks Oct. 6 and stopped 26 shots in a 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 8. Quick finished the week by making 29 saves as the Kings defeated the St. Louis Blues, 2-1, on Oct 10. In 44 appearances with Los Angeles last season, Quick posted a 21-18-2 record with a 2.48 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and four shutouts.


Sedin finished tied for third among scorers for the week, recording seven points (3-4--7) as the Canucks won two of their three games. Sedin scored a goal in a 5-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 5. Two nights later, Sedin notched two goals and two assists in a 7-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. He closed out the week by recording two assists in a 4-3 shootout win over the Dallas Stars, Oct 11. In his ninth NHL season, the native of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, leads Vancouver with eight points (3-5--8) in five games.

Quote of the Day

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3