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Havlat Named League's #2 Star

by Staff Writer / Chicago Blackhawks
NEW YORK (Feb. 12, 2007) -- Detroit Red Wing left wing Henrik Zetterberg, Chicago Blackhawks right wing Martin Havlat and Dallas Stars goaltender Mike Smith have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Feb. 11.

Each Monday, the NHL will recognize three players who delivered the League's top performances over the past week.

FIRST STAR -- HENRIK ZETTERBERG, LW, DETROIT RED WINGS

Zetterberg led all scorers for the week with nine points (five goals, four assists) in four games as the Red Wings (36-15-6, 78 points) went 3-1-0 and moved within one point of the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators. He scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in a 4-3 comeback victory over the New York Rangers Feb. 5, tallied two goals, including the game-winner, and one assist in a 4-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes Feb.7 and matched a season high with four points (two goals, two assists) in a 7-4 victory over the Calgary Flames Feb. 11. Zetterberg leads the Red Wings in scoring with 56 points (26 goals, 30 assists) in 57 games and ranks second on the club and fifth in the NHL with a plus-minus rating of +25.

SECOND STAR -- MARTIN HAVLAT, RW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Havlat recorded eight points (five goals, three assists) as the Blackhawks posted three victories in four road games. He notched two goals in a 3-2 shootout victory at Calgary Feb. 6, tallied one goal and one assist in a 3-0 victory at Vancouver Feb. 7, scored his club's lone goal in a 2-1 loss at Edmonton Feb. 9 and recorded a goal and two assists in a 5-4 victory at Columbus Feb. 11. Havlat leads the Blackhawks in scoring with 44 points (22 goals, 22 assists) in 34 games. His points-per-game average of 1.29 is third overall, trailing Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby (1.67) and Calgary's Jarome Iginla (1.31).

THIRD STAR -- MIKE SMITH, G, DALLAS STARS

Smith posted a 3-0-0 record, 0.85 goals-against average, .967 save percentage and a career-high shutout streak of 131:06 as the Stars (34-20-2, 70 points) moved within four points of the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks. Making his first appearance since Jan. 4, Smith did not allow a goal in 52 minutes of relief for starter Marty Turco as the Stars rallied for a 4-2 victory against the Minnesota Wild Feb. 6. He stopped all 32 shots in a 1-0 victory over the Ducks Feb. 10, his third shutout of the season, and finished the week by stopping 12 of 14 shots in 30 minutes to earn the victory in a 7-5 decision over the Colorado Avalanche Feb. 11. Smith improved his season record to 8-3-0 with a 2.05 GAA and .914 save percentage.

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