COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Mathieu Garon was named the National Hockey League's Third Star for the week of January 4-10, the League and club announced January 11. Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows was named First Star, while Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller was the Second Star.
Garon posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.46 goals-against average, .940 save percentage and one shutout in four games last week, including a 3-0-0 mark with a 1.33 GAA, .947 SV% and one shutout in three starts over a four day period at the end of the week. Burrows tallied 6-1-7, including two hat tricks, in three games for Vancouver, while Hiller was 4-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA and .954 SV% in four games for Anaheim.
After stopping six-of-seven shots in relief of Steve Mason in a 7-3 loss at Vancouver on Jan. 5, Garon made 24 saves in a 4-2 win at Edmonton on Jan. 7, earned the 100th win of his NHL career with 22 saves in a 3-2 win at Calgary on Jan. 8 and registered his second shutout of the season with 26 saves in a 2-0 win vs. Dallas on Jan. 10.
The 32-year-old native of Chandler, Quebec is 7-5-3 with a 2.55 GAA, .909 SV% and two shutouts in 21 games this season, which is his first as a Blue Jacket. Garon has compiled a 101-88-16 record with a 2.82 GAA, .905 SV% and 16 shutouts in 225 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they visit the St. Louis Blues. Game time from Scottrade Center is 8 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7:30 p.m. The game also will be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101, and online at BlueJackets.com.
Blue Jackets single game tickets are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. Season tickets starting at $18 per game, as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages for the 2009-10 season are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.