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Week 5: Kane, Toews trim Girgensons' lead

by NHL Press Release / Chicago Blackhawks

NEW YORK – Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons is the top vote-getter for the fourth straight week in the 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by SiriusXM with 1,291,186 total votes. Close behind are five Chicago Blackhawks teammates – forwards Patrick Kane (815,990) and Jonathan Toews (803,034), defensemen Duncan Keith (790,922) and Brent Seabrook (641,736), and goaltender Corey Crawford (714,471). If voting ended today, Girgensons would be the sole non-Blackhawks player selected (via fan vote) to take part in the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game.

Through five weeks of balloting, more than 25 million votes have been collected, with 20% and 10% of total votes cast for Blackhawks and Sabres players, respectively.

This week's biggest mover was Toews, with 229,836 tallies in seven days of voting. New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak is now third in voting among goaltenders with 364,917 total votes, up 65% from last week.

The leaderboard of the top vote-getters is available at NHL.com/vote. Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.

About the 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by SiriusXM

Voting concludes Jan. 1, with the top six vote-getters by position – three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender – set to take part in the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game. Fans around the world can continue to vote via interactive online ballots at NHL.com/vote in English, French, German, Czech, Finnish, Russian, Slovak and Swedish, and in select languages via the official NHL app for mobile phones.

Eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada who vote online at NHL.com/vote can enter for a chance to win one grand prize: a trip for two to attend the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. For sweepstakes rules, visit NHL.com/vote.

See below for a partial list of voting results through Week 5 (as of 12/23):

Goaltenders
Corey Crawford
Chicago 714,471
Carey PriceMontreal 485,856
Jaroslav HalakNY Islanders 364,917
Marc-Andre FleuryPittsburgh 308,952
Henrik LundqvistNY Rangers 251,244

Defensemen
Duncan Keith
Chicago 790,922
Brent Seabrook
Chicago 641,736
P.K. SubbanMontreal 571,274
Kris LetangPittsburgh 415,341
Zdeno CharaBoston 386,955
Andrei MarkovMontreal 309,228
Shea WeberNashville 276,468
Mark GiordanoCalgary 261,935
Erik KarlssonOttawa 239,090
Drew DoughtyLos Angeles 220,120

Forwards
Zemgus GirgensonsBuffalo1,291,186
Patrick Kane
Chicago 815,990
Jonathan Toews
Chicago 803,034
Sidney CrosbyPittsburgh 606,670
Patrick Sharp
Chicago 462,705
Evgeni MalkinPittsburgh 408,254
Marian Hossa
Chicago 380,007
Max PaciorettyMontreal 315,703
Tyler SeguinDallas 265,974
Steven StamkosTampa Bay 257,313

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