NEW YORK – St. Louis Blues goaltender Manny Legace, New York Islanders left wing Ruslan Fedotenko and Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending February 17.
FIRST STAR – MANNY LEGACE, G, ST. LOUIS BLUES Legace went 3-0-1 with a 1.49 goals-against average and .954 save percentage, stopping 124 of 130 shots. He made 25 saves in a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings Feb. 12, stopped 39 shots in a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche Feb. 14 and turned aside 42 of 43 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators, Feb. 16. He finished the week by making 18 saves in a 5-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Feb. 17.
The Blues (27-22-9, 63 points) are three points out of a playoff berth in the Western Conference. Legace has appeared in 47 games, posting a record of 22-15-6, with a 2.26 goals-against average, .915 save percentage and four shutouts.
SECOND STAR – RUSLAN FEDOTENKO, LW, NEW YORK ISLANDERS Fedotenko tallied five points (four goals, one assist), including two game-winning goals, as the Islanders recorded three victories for the week.
On Feb. 12, he notched the game-winner and added one assist in a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. On Feb. 14, he recorded two goals in a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs and followed that up by tallying the game-winning goal in a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Thrashers Feb. 16.
THIRD STAR – CAREY PRICE, G, MONTREAL CANADIENS Price went 3-0-0 with a 1.32 goals-against average, .963 save percentage and one shutout, stopping 103 of 107 shots as the Canadiens won three of four games for the week. On Feb. 13, he made 35 saves in a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers. On Feb. 16, he recorded his first NHL shutout by making 34 saves in a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers and followed that up by making 34 saves in a 5-3 victory over the Flyers Feb. 17. Price has appeared in 24 games, posting a record of 12-8-3, with a 2.72 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and one shutout.